Fred VanVleet implicated in federal NCAA basketball investigation

Joon H. Kim speaks

Stop us if you've heard this one before: An investigation reportedly has unearthed corruption in college athletics.

Last week, in tracking the fallout from an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe that netted 10 arrests back in September relating to agents and coaches arranging payments for players, Thamel wrote: "The breadth of potential NCAA rules violations uncovered is wide enough to fundamentally and indelibly alter the sport of college basketball".

Numerous others are named in the documents, from former lottery picks like Markelle Fultz and Josh Jackson to current stars, including Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Alabama's Collin Sexton and Kentucky's Kevin Knox.

The benefits range from meals to tens of thousands of dollars, according to the report.

DCist revived by public radio
But the sudden decision also raised questions among employees, some of whom had voted to unionize only a week earlier. The acquisition is being funded mainly through funds from two anonymous donors, the stations said in a news release.

NCAA President Mark Emmert responded to the report, saying, in part, "These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed".

The documents also show Elijah Johnson, a former basketball player for KU, received a $15,000 loan while playing for the Jayhawks. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. ($73,500), former Kentucky forward Bam Adebayo ($36,500), and former Utah forward Kyle Kuzma ($9,500) all received money from ASM Sports. "Of course, we fully cooperate with any investigations or inquiries".

The records in part describe expenditures by former National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller, associate Christian Dawkins and Miller's agency, ASM Sports, including cash advances and other expenses for high school and college prospects. They could all potentially be found to have violated NCAA amateurism rules. He did say he had lunch with members of the agency without his son after Bradley had declared for the National Basketball Association draft, but the meeting wasn't like it was described in the Yahoo report.

Louisville was one of the first schools to be tied into the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe last fall for their involvement with Brian Bowen, who was also named in this report.

Dow rallies 347 points as stocks close higher for week
Expectations for a quarter-point hike at the Fed's next meeting in March are now 93.5 percent, according to Thomson Reuters data. There are several reasons why the earlier correction didn't spell a total crash for the stock market.

Earlier this week, three of the case's 10 defendants, including Dawkins, lost on a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that what they were accused of doing do not constitute federal crimes.

Dawkins also had dinners with Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, "Villnova coaches", Fultz and the family of Mitchell Robinson (2017 five-star forward) according to documents.

"There's nothing wrong with meeting with an agent", Atlanta-based lawyer Stu Brown, who has represented schools and coaches in past NCAA compliance cases, told Yahoo Sports.

The scandal broke on September 26 when several coaches, agents, and other college hoops figures were arrested on federal conspiracy charges.

Jennifer Lawrence slams 'sexist' backlash over revealing Versace dress: 'Utterly ridiculous'
The Call Me By Your Name actor is now 22 years old, so Jen has about eight years to go before he hits her prime age. Jennifer Lawrence wears what she wants, when she wants, a fact she made very clear in a Facebook post Wednesday.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 4 killed in small plane crash in SW Colorado
Feb 24, 2018 - 10:18
A post on the Kaupp Family Farms Facebook page dated March 11, 2015 shows a picture of "our father Bill's plane". It landed in Colorado because of bad weather, before it left there on Thursday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Freezing winds from Scandinavia and Siberia to hold Ireland in icy grip
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:26
Its forecast added snow showers will continue in the east and southeast on Sunday before becoming "more widespread on Monday". With the breeze tomorrow coming off a cold near continent, temperatures will reach 4-5C at best, perhaps 6C in the far west.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NCAA Rules Arizona's Allonzo Trier Ineligible; University Says It Will Appeal Decision
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:25
His second-biggest problem is that the detail of this circumstance does not fit easily into a headline or tweet. The results of that test, confirmed today, revealed the reappearance of a trace amount of a banned substance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Larry Nance Jr. to wear father's No. 22 for Cavaliers
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:25
The younger Nance, who was acquired by the Cavaliers in the Isaiah Thomas trade , will get to wear the same number that his father wore with the Cavs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Analysis of trial data confirms anti-depressants are effective, researchers say
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:24
Overall, 9% of the trials included in this meta-analysis were considered as high-risk of bias, 73% as moderate and 18% as low. Several authors disclosed financial ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top United Kingdom employment rises for the first time in nearly two years
Feb 23, 2018 - 06:24
Trade contributed 0.4 percentage point to growth in 2017, the first time it's added to the expansion over a full year since 2011. On Wednesday it said it now looked clear that Hammond would undershoot this "by a significant margin".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xperia XZ2, XZ2 Compact to ditch headphone jack?
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:20
The phone also consists a headphone port of 3.5mm jack, which means you can use only Sony Headphone to listening to the music. It also appears that in terms of RAM, two of the models will come with 3GB, while the other will come with 4GB.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Rahul Gandhi to visit Karnataka for 3 days from Feb 24
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:18
Gandhi said the BJP-led government had failed to create jobs for youth and fair prices to farmers for their produce. The ruling BJP and the Congress have been trading charges over who detected and acted against the fraud.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kratom - the opioid withdrawal plant - linked to salmonella in 20 states
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:18
According to an official statement released by the FDA, kratom may not appear as an ingredient on those product labels. But she is also an advocate for stronger consumer-protection rules in regard to the substance.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Turkey Vows To Press On With Syria Offensive
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:18
Kalin added that Turkey was not in direct talks with the Syrian government, but its messages were being indirectly conveyed. Why is Turkey attacking Afrin? However, the United States has supported the YPG to combat the Islamic State in Syria.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 5G Service, Botched Emoji — Tech Bytes
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:18
AT&T also said it plans to virtualize 75 percent of its network by 2020, after reaching its 2017 goal of 55 percent. AT&T's mobile 5G will be standards-based, and at least initally, it'll use millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Bull launch 2018 auto , including halo protection device
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:17
Dubbed as the "Disruption" livery in-house, the digi-camo scheme appears to be a special edition design for this year only. However some new bodywork rules means the vehicle goes without the shark fin of the last couple of seasons.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA Wins First Ever Olympic Medal in Women's Cross Country -- Gold!
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:17
In that story, which ran at the start of the Pyeongchang Games, Diggins told Russell, "We definitely have a chance at a medal". That winter, she burst onto the national scene on a cloudy day in Rumford, Maine, when she won the national sprint title.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Zimbabwe opposition prepares for election
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:16
The MDC once posed a formidable challenge to ZANU-PF, even winning the first round of a presidential election in 2008 vote. Tsvangirai had been the MDC-T's only leader since its formation in 1999.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hearing yet to be set in Russian medallist doping case: CAS
Feb 22, 2018 - 01:13
Japanese short track speedskater Kei Saito was the first anti-doping procedure announced at the Games. The delegation says in a statement that "we express our honest regret over the fact of the incident".