Both Arizona and LSU are Nike-sponsored schools, whereas the trial in September focused on Adidas-sponsored schools Kansas, Louisville and N.C. State, among others. In October, a jury in New York found that former Adidas consultant Merl Code, Adidas executive Jim Gatto and would-be sports agent Christian Dawkins committed wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud by paying families of coveted basketball prospects to get them to commit to programs sponsored by the shoe company. The sentencing date is set for March 5. Each federal charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, though the men are likely to serve between two and four years.
We never heard directly from a single college coach or player during the Adidas trial in the fall. https://t.co/KxUvNTSJ6P— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) February 25, 2019
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Here’s that exchange from earlier between Sean Miller and a reporter from Phoenix. For context, Miller was asked about a subpoena before this exchange to which he had already said “no comment” pic.twitter.com/xTPGxZd6On— Matt Moreno (@MattGOAZCATS) February 26, 2019