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NCAA Basketball Bribe Case Calls Amateurism Into Question

Law360, New York (October 6, 2017, 2:28 PM EDT) -- College basketball is reeling from criminal corruption charges over schemes involving sports agents and shoe company executives that flout National Collegiate Athletic Association amateurism rules, but some experts say the case raises questions over the efficacy of the amateur system as college basketball has become a billion-dollar business.

Prosecutors in New York unveiled three criminal indictments late last month exposing what they described as the “dark underbelly of college basketball.” The indictments allege two separate yet related schemes in which assistant college coaches were bribed to steer...
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