Sport

College basketball coaches among 10 charged with fraud, corruption

College basketball coaches among 10 charged with fraud, corruption

The ten arrested include the coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers and representatives of a sportswear company.

An assistant basketball coach for Oklahoma State University is among those arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their involvement in an NCAA corruption scheme.

Employees of a "major worldwide sportswear company" also face charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

However, NBC's Tom Winter reported that Oklahoma State associate head coach Lamont Evans, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Southern California's Tony Bland and Auburn's Chuck Person are the coaches charged in corruption case. Adidas executive Jim Gatto is one of the people involved, according to Bloomberg's Eben Novy-Williams.




From the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches.

Evans is accused of taking part in a bribery and fraud scheme involving three other college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major global sportswear company.

This story will be updated.