Three Sentenced in NCAA Corruption Trial
They were flagrant fouls. Two Adidas employees and a would-be agent have been sentenced to at least six months in prison after being convicted on wire fraud charges last year. They were accused of conspiring to pay $100,000 to prospect Brian Bowen’s family in exchange for his signing to play basketball for the University of Louisville. Two more trials are pending against coaches allegedly involved in a pay-for-play scheme.
Will the system change? Despite what he called lenient sentences, the judge said he hopes the ruling will rattle a college basketball world long plagued by allegations of corruption.
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