LSU AD Scott Woodward responds following release of HBO documentary featuring Will Wade wiretap audio
It appears it’s business as usual in Baton Rouge despite the release of a damning audio clip featuring LSU head coach Will Wade discussing payments being offered to recruits.
If you missed it, HBO released a new documentary on Tuesday called “The Scheme” which centered on the FBI’s investigation into the corruption in college basketball.
Wade was featured in the film as his infamous wiretap conversation with former NBA agent Christian Dawkins makes it very clear the LSU coach not only extended an offer to current LSU basketball player Javonte Smart on the wiretap, but the coach noted he’s done this with many recruits.
Dawkins was later convicted of bribery in federal court and sentenced to one year and one day in prison following the FBI’s investigation.
Following the release of the audio by HBO, LSU AD Scott Woodward has issued the following statement according to Amie Just of The Times-Picayune:
“We are aware of the documentary first aired on March 31, 2020, on HBO. There is no change to Coach Will Wade’s employment status at LSU and we will continue to cooperate with all reviews into this matter.”
If you missed the wiretap audio clip of Wade, you can check it out below courtesy of Trey Wallace of FOX Sports Knoxville.
Hearing the Will Wade audio, compared to reading a quote.
Does it make a difference to you?
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) April 1, 2020