Four assistant coaches among those arrested by FBI in NCAA fraud, corruption scheme

Posted at 10:56 AM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 16:48:07-04

At least four NCAA basketball coaches are among those arrested by the FBI for their involvement in an NCAA corruption scheme.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against multiple people, including the four assistant NCAA basketball coaches, NBC’s Tom Winter reports.

The coaches accused include Lamont Evans, an assistant at Oklahoma State University, Emanuel Richardson, an assistant for the Arizona Wildcats, Chuck Person, associate head coach at Auburn University, and Tony Bland, associate head coach of the University of Southern California.

UPDATE: All four assistant coaches have been suspended by their institutions.

CBS college basketball columnist Gary Parrish reports Louisville, a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference is involved in the criminal investigation.

Federal criminal charges have been brought against ten people, including four college basketball coaches, as well as managers, financial advisers, and representatives of a major international sportswear company.

The charges come after a two-year investigation into criminal influence in NCAA basketball.

The coaches charged in the case, are accused of steering players to advisers who paid bribes to the coaches, Bloomberg reports.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.