SportFormer college basketball assistant Lamont Evans gets 3-month prison sentence in corruption case
Former Baltimore Police detective sentenced to 12 years in Gun Trace Task Force corruption case
A former Baltimore police detective was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison Tuesday, the last former officer to be sentenced in the Gun Trace Task Force corruption case.
Former Oklahoma State and South Carolina men's basketball assistant coach Lamont Evans, who pleaded guilty to accepting $22,000 in bribes to funnel top players to agents and financial advisers, was sentenced Friday in federal court in New York to three months in prison.
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos handed down the sentence a day after another former coach, Emmanuel "Book" Richardson, formerly of the University of Arizona, also was sentenced to three months in federal prison.
However, though the Jamaica-born Evans, 41, has lived most of his life in the U.S., he is not a citizen and likely faces deportation,.
USC says Tony Bland 'caused significant harm' in college basketball corruption case
June 04-- Jun. 4--Former USC associate head coach Tony Bland "caused significant harm to USC and its student-athletes" in connection with the federal probe into college basketball corruption, according to a letter from a senior school official filed in U.S. District Court in New York. Michael Blanton, USC's vice president for professionalism and ethics, sent the three-paragraph victim impact statement to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos last month in advance of Bland's sentencing Wednesday. "The actions of Mr.
On Wednesday, former USC assistant Tony Bland avoided prison in the wide-ranging federal case stemming from a pay-for-play scandal. Bland was sentenced to two years' probation and 100 hours of community service.
That leaves only Auburn assistant Chuck Person to be sentenced later this year among the four former high-profile assistant coaches who reached plea agreements in the Southern District of New York.
Evans was on Oklahoma State's staff, reportedly making $600,000 a year, when he was arrested in September 2017. His arrest, like the other assistants', was the result of being named in a far-reaching FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball recruiting that involved, among others, Adidas, several high-profile then-amateur players, runners for player agents and financial advisers.
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Gregory Oliver and Hasmeek Coles were both sentenced to prison in the drive-by shooting of Paterson basketball star Armoni Sexton.
The coaches' former universities have claimed in victim-impact statements to Judge Ramos that the coaches' actions damaged the schools and athletic departments' respective reputations and could result in serious penalties from the NCAA for the universities.
The judge appeared to concur with the university, saying schools, students and players were victimized by a scandal that showed that the bribes were exchanged in order to manipulate young athletes.
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Rick Pitino prepared to give up college basketball 'forever' to stay in Greece.
Rick Pitino is ready for another year in Greece if his children are on board, even if it means the end of his college basketball career. Pitino said he will travel to New York this week to speak with his kids and if they agree, he will sign on for another season with Greek club Panathinaikos. He warned, however, that it would mean the end of his college coaching career, as he told Kostas Katevas of Cosmote TV, via EuroHoops: “You have to understand is that if I come back, I give up college basketball forever. It could never happen because I couldn’t leave Panathinaikos for a college in March or April. If I come back, it’s Panathinaikos and then death.
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