Illegal College Basketball Recruitment Trial Underway
(New York, NY) — The first of several trials involving alleged illegal college basketball recruiting is underway in Manhattan Federal Court. An Adidas executive and consultant are accused of paying off families of high schoolers in exchange for their commitments to play for certain schools that have deals with the sportswear company. Jury selection was yesterday and now opening statements are today. Four assistant coaches from well-known programs including former NBA player Chuck Person will face a separate trial where they are accused of paying players’ families.
Scott Pringle/ikg NY) SPT)
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