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Friday / November 22.
  • Two men guilty in federal bribery case that ensnared former Arizona Wildcats assistant coach

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    NEW YORK — After nearly three weeks, the federal bribery case involving college basketball is over.

    A jury found aspiring sports agent Christian Dawkins guilty of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery on Wednesday, while former Adidas rep Merl Code was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery. Dawkins was found not guilty on four charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud and violations of the travel act. Code was found not guilty on three charges of bribery, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and the travel act.

    Click here for the full story on Tucson.com.

     

    **Also, I jumped on Ric Bucher’s Podcast this week to talk about Arizona, the trial and more.

     

    For my additional coverage from the trial, click on the links below:

    **On secret recording, Book Richardson says Sean Miller ‘bought’ Deandre Ayton

     

    **Witness: I never saw ex-UA assistant Book Richardson take bribes from men on trial

     

    **Secretly recorded conversations show Book Richardson talking about chasing players, paying families

     

    **On FBI-recorded call, would-be agent on trial says Sean Miller ‘fronted’ deal

     

    **Sean Miller unlikely to testify; new FBI videos detail ‘crazy’ race to land Zion Williamson

     

    **‘Nothing has changed’: Judge unlikely to compel Sean Miller to testify in bribery trial

     

    **Agent boasted he did business with Arizona coach Sean Miller in FBI’s secret video

     

    **On stand, Dawkins says he had a “pretty good relationship” with Sean Miller

     



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.