Several SEC programs, players named in explosive report following FBI probe into college basketball
We’ve all been waiting for the next bombshell to drop following the FBI’s investigation into college basketball. The wait is over with more potential news still to come.
In an explosive Yahoo! Sports report by Pat Forde and Pete Thamel, wide-ranging information has reportedly been discovered by the FBI that points to many basketball programs around the nation. Much of this information was found after a raid on former NBA agent Andy Miller’s office. Meticulous bank records and transactions point to as many as 20 programs and 25 players being named in the report.
The SEC was not spared, either.
According to the report, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, LSU, and Vanderbilt are all caught up in the shady dealings. Alabama guard Collin Sexton, former LSU guard Tim Quarterman, former Kentucky forward Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, South Carolina forward Brian Bowen, former South Carolina player P.J. Dozier, Kentucky forward Kevin Knox, former Vanderbilt guard Wade Baldwin were all named in the report.
Screenshots of banking records were also provided in the story.
The NCAA has released a statement in response to the story from its President Mark Emmert
“These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York’s indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it’s clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.”