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SportNCAA official: 6 basketball teams will soon get violations stemming from corruption trial

01:30  13 june  2019
01:30  13 june  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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NCAA official: 6 basketball teams will soon get violations stemming from corruption trial© Provided by Oath Inc. Six schools could soon be hearing from the NCAA regarding possible violations stemming from the college basketball corruption trial. (Getty Images)

Six college basketball programs involved in the FBI’s investigation into the sport will be hearing from the NCAA about alleged violations this summer.

NCAA vice president Stan Wilcox didn’t name schools when he talked to CBS Sports on Wednesday but said that the Southern District of New York’s legal cases would be a good starting point for who will be targeted regarding potential eligibility violations.

"I would just say that it's clear when you look at the number of cases that were listed by the Southern District of New York, those numbers are more than likely be reflected in the number of cases that are going to be moving forward," said Wilcox, a former Florida State athletic director and Notre Dame basketball player.

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The corruption : The aforementioned money men linked up with assistants to funnel players to schools with specific ties to shoe companies. There are three separate, official complaints tied to the two schemes. The first scheme was to get assistant coaches to lure players to specific college programs.

With ongoing trials surrounding the college basketball corruption scandal, it is unlikely that the NCAA will be able to resolve their investigation before The prosecution's case in the trial centered around the argument that by conspiring to pay basketball recruits (which would render the players ineligible

Three men found guilty in October

Former Adidas exec James Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Code and basketball middleman Christian Dawkins were found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud in October after the federal trial. The main charges in the case stemmed from a $100,000 payment to the family of Louisville recruit Brian Bowen, while Gatto was also found guilty on a charge relating to the University of Kansas.

In addition to Louisville and KU, LSU, USC, Auburn, and Arizona could be among the six schools. They’ve all been mentioned, among others, in the federal trials surrounding college basketball corruption. Former assistants from USC, Oklahoma State, Auburn and Arizona all pled guilty as part of the investigation.

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The second trial . The jury is expected to get the case on Monday and will determine the guilt of The end of this trial can be considered the metaphorical hand-off from the federal portion of this case to Three officials from the National Basketball Players Association attended part of the testimony on

The legal team representing former Adidas executive James Gatto made some serious allegations Tuesday. The first of three highly anticipated federal trials tied to the FBI's investigation into nefarious Oregon officials put an initial short statement in the hours after the start of the trial .

LSU coach Will Wade was reinstated in April after the school suspended him. Wade was caught on an FBI wiretap mentioning a “strong ass offer” for a recruit. Yahoo Sports has also previously reported that Arizona was a target of NCAA investigators. Coach Sean Miller has denied that he’s paid recruits.

CBS reported in March that NCAA investigators had been looking at Kansas. Federal wiretaps recorded Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend inquiring about what it would take for Zion Williamson to go to the school, while Adidas representative T.J. Gassnola testified at the early 2019 trial that he had paid money to the guardian of forward Silvio de Sousa.

De Sousa was banned by the NCAA in February but reinstated for the 2019-20 season after Kansas appealed.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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