Report: FBI visited Baton Rouge to investigate Will Wade
According to a new report by Yahoo! Sports, the FBI paid a visit to Baton Rouge to investigate LSU head coach Will Wade following his suspension earlier last month.
Yahoo!’s report said that this could signal an expansion in the basketball corruption case, and the FBI made clear of its intentions of speaking specifically about Wade.
LSU’s senior associate athletic director Robert Munson told Yahoo! that if the FBI had been in town, they weren’t aware of it.
“If the FBI has been in town, we are not aware of it,” Munson told the publication. “The University has not been contacted.”
Wade was suspended on March 8 after he was caught on a wiretap speaking with Christian Dawkins, who was sentenced to six months in prison in March, about a potential recruiting deal offered to a basketball prospect. Wade refused to meet with LSU administrators soon after.
After Wade was suspended, LSU assistant Tony Benford served as the interim head coach and led the Tigers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament before losing to Michigan State.
It was reported earlier this week that LSU and Wade were working toward a meeting that could allow him to return to the program; however, with an FBI investigation into Wade, it would be hard for that to transpire currently.