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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Dennis Smith Jr, Josh Jackson implicated in college basketball scandal

The federal investigation into corruption in the college basketball world is continuing, and now more schools and players have been implicated.

Prosecutors have filed counts against former Adidas representative Jim Gatto that alleges he made payments to former players at Louisville, Miami, Kansas and NC State. Here’s the release from the New York District Attorney’s office on the matter:

Dan Wetzel reports that Dennis Smith Jr. and Josh Jackson Jr. are among the former players accused of receiving payments.

Gatto and Adidas are accused of bribing players/families of the players to persuade them to attend schools that had athletic apparel deals with Adidas. Louisville had already been accused of paying $100,000 to secure a commitment from recruit Brian Bowen, who did not end up playing for the school.

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