U of L apparent target of FBI college basketball sting


Louisville head coach Rick Pitino yells from the sidelines during the game against the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won the game 73-70.

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A complaint against 10 individuals involved in college basketball was announced earlier this morning. According to the document, the FBI has arrested four college basketball team assistants. The document also says that a state school in Kentucky is involved in the current investigation. 

The four assistants are Auburn assistant Chuck Person, Southern California Assistant Tony Bland, Arizona assistant Emanuel Richardson and Oklahoma State assistant Lamont Evans, WHAS11 reported. 

As for the Kentucky school mentioned in the document, many say that the University of Louisville fits that description as it is currently involved in a wide-ranging fraud and corruption investigation. WDRB reported that the indictments accuse four men of funneling around $100,000 to an All-American high school player from May until September 2017. 

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York will hold a press conference at noon to discuss charges of fraud and corruption that have been brought against ten people, including four college basketball coaches and managers, financial advisers and representatives of sportswear company.