NCAA Corruption Convictions May Put Schools In Hot Seat
By Zachary Zagger (November 2, 2018, 6:32 PM EDT) -- The recent convictions of a pair of former Adidas basketball marketers and an aspiring sports agent for defrauding schools including the University of Louisville provided a level of vindication for the NCAA, but the details laid bare in the weekslong trial may embolden prosecutors to go after bigger fish within the schools.
A federal jury convicted former Adidas AG marketing boss Jim Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Coe and aspiring agent Christian Dawkins on Oct. 24 for paying athletes on the sly, handing the Manhattan U.S. attorney a win with two more college basketball-related criminal trials on deck.
Prosecutors said Gatto,...
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