COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina became the newest university to receive an NCAA notice of allegations over the federal probe into higher education basketball.
Athletic director Ray Tanner explained Thursday the university obtained the notice about a violation alleged to have been dedicated by former assistant coach Lamont Evans, who worked for coach Frank Martin for four seasons from 2012-thirteen to 2015-sixteen.
The NCAA classified the infraction as Degree I, the most major of its violations. The NCAA’s letter explained a panel of the Committee on Infractions really should overview what it referred to as a “severe breach of perform.”
Evans, who moved on to Oklahoma State, was billed in September 2017 and admitted very last calendar year to accepting $22,000 in bribes as a higher education assistant to link players with runner Christian Dawkins and other people hoping to signify them right after higher education.
Evans was sentenced this previous June to three months in jail.
Dawkins was discovered guilty of bribery and conspiracy to commit bribery on May well 8. He was sentenced to a calendar year and a day on just about every rely, the term to run concurrently.
Oklahoma State has also obtained an NCAA notice of allegations with regards to Evans.
The NCAA alleged Evans acknowledged $five,856 of “supplemental pay out in the kind of bribes from Dawkins, who was a runner for ASM Athletics in exchange for Evans’ arrangement to set up meetings with then basketball student-athlete P.J. Dozier and his household and impact them to retain ASM Athletics.”
Dozier put in two seasons at South Carolina, such as its run to the Remaining 4 in 2017, before going pro.
Tanner explained the allegations do not require “any institutional, recent coaching staff members or former or recent student-athlete eligibility issues.”
Evans was just one of four higher education assistant coaches who had been arrested and billed by the federal authorities in 2017.
“We will keep on to protect our software and establishment in this approach with the NCAA,” Tanner explained.
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