Prosecutors said they uncovered two related schemes, including one in which apparel executives, financial advisers and others bribed assistant college coaches to steer elite players to them, and a second in which players were allegedly bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by Adidas.The charges reflect what prosecutors called the influence of money on National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball, and the conflicts that could arise from the drive to win and the need to provide student athletes an education.sports has a history of corruption, but the involvement of coaches is particularly troubling, said Mark Conrad, a sports law and ethics professor at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Raises questions about the priorities of the so called schools.Among those charged was Chuck Person, a former National Basketball Association star who became associate head coach at Auburn University, his alma mater.The other coaches charged are Anthony Bland, from the University of Southern California; Lamont Evans, from Oklahoma State University and formerly the University of South Carolina; and Emanuel Richardson, from the University of Arizona.have no tolerance whatsoever for this alleged behavior, NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement. Hold a unique position of trust with student athletes and their families and these bribery allegations, if true, suggest an extraordinary and despicable breach of that trust.Person, Evans and Richardson were suspended by their respective universities, while USC said it put Bland on leave and hired former FBI Director Louis Freeh to conduct an internal probe.Among those also charged were James Gatto, director for global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas; Rashan Michel, who runs an Atlanta apparel company; New Jersey money manager Munish Sood; and Christian Dawkins, a former ASM Sports agent who prosecutors said was fired in May.Prosecutors said Gatto and others funneled $100,000 from Adidas, identified as to the family of an elite high school prospect so he would play at an Adidas sponsored school matching the description of the University of Louisville.The player was also expected to sign with Adidas upon turning professional, prosecutors said.
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