Reached by text, Eastmond said he’s “never been a program director” and added: “Racially biased attack by an institution (NCAA) with double standards who constantly violate FAIR LABOR ACTS by not paying College Athletes but yet scandalize the players and thier families without holding themselves accountable for exploiting a sport that’s predominately African American!!!!” Morton, who currently serves as the Lincoln High School coach and the 17U coach for the Juice All-Stars, did not immediately respond to a text message or pick up his phone for an interview. He famously came to Seton Hall in a package deal with Isaiah Whitehead in 2014. He also coached Desi Rodriguez, now a Seton Hall senior, at Lincoln. Morton then returned to Lincoln in 2015, while Whitehead was drafted by the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. The documents further show that as a freshman at Seton Hall, Whitehead received $26,136 from ASM. The “Pina” document, referring to agent Stephen Pina, says Whitehead received $37,657 and was “setting up payment plan.” Whitehead is now with Roc Nation. “We are aware of the Yahoo! Sports report,” Seton Hall said in a statement Friday. “We have taken steps proactively to reach out to the NCAA and the BIG EAST Conference, and while we have not been contacted by investigators, we will be conducting our own internal review.” Morton has had a long relationship with Miller, dating from Stephon Marbury to Sebastian Telfair to Lance Stephenson to Whitehead. “I’m not (Morton’s) agent,” Miller told the Daily News in 2009. “I never had that kind of relationship with Tiny.” Still, we now know Miller was paying Morton at least as of 2015, per the Yahoo documents. It remains unclear if Morton stopped taking payments from ASM while at Seton Hall.
Seton Hall among the programs mentioned in the Yahoo Sports bombshell. Federal documents show Isaiah Whitehead & former Pirates assistant Tiny Morton received lump sum payments from ASM Sports agency.https://t.co/spbA0a5yap pic.twitter.com/Ox7H6hc0YR— Gary Phillips (@GaryHPhillips) February 23, 2018