Oklahoma State University’s assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans has been named as one of the 10 people charged in a corruption scheme. The federal investigation focused on a fraud and bribery scheme involving a total of 4 coaches and 6 representatives of the major sportswear company Adidas.
Specific charges against Evans include conspiracy to commit bribery, travel fraud, solicitation of bribery, and wire fraud. The alleged acts of fraud began during his time with South Carolina and continued while at Oklahoma State.
The other 3 coaches charged are:
Chuck Person- Auburn
Tony Bland- USC
Emanuel Richardson- Arizona
Oklahoma State University has released the following statement:
“We were surprised to learn this morning of potential actions against one of our assistant basketball coaches by federal officials. We are reviewing and investigating the allegations. We are cooperating fully with officials. Let it be clear we take very seriously the high standards of conduct expected in our athletic department. We will not tolerate any deviation from those standards.”