A new federal indictment in college basketballs ongoing FBI investigation shines a light on players who attended Kansas.
According to charges from the U.S. Attorneys office in the Southern District of New York, the families of two unidentified KU student-athletes are said to have benefited from illegal payments, which were made without the knowledge of the university.
Adidas executive James Gatto was among a group that beginning around October 2016 and continuing until around November 2017, conspired to illicitly funnel approximately $90,000 from Company-1 (Adidas) to the mother of a top high school basketball player, according to court documents. The payments were made in connection with a commitment by the student-athlete to attend the University of Kansas, a school sponsored by (Adidas) and with the expectation that the student-athlete would sign with (Adidas) upon entering the NBA.
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