The Kansas basketball strategy is expected to be hit with numerous major violations by the NCAA, as per the Kansas City Star, arising from the FBI’s years-long journey of weeding out fraud and bribery within the athletics.
While KU refused it has earned any NCAA notification considering any allegations of wrongdoing, it did not reject that a notification may become.
After the FBI’s investigation brought about prosecution and testimony that roped Kansas and many other schools into the battle, many anticipated KU could be in the NCAA’s crosshairs.
In an interview with CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd before this summer, NCAA executive Stan Wilcox told at least six anonymous schools would receive the attention of allegations, encompassing Level Iallegations — the most severe — included in the papers.
Wilcox did not call any schools, though Arizona, Kansas, and Louisville had been under the NCAA microscope prior to his civil comments.
In a sentencing memo addressed to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan first this month, Gassnola was applauded for his partnership and announcement in the prosecution that directed to convictions of Adidas executive James Gatto, Adidas adviser Merl Code and striving business manager Christian Dawkins.
The memorandum read that over the lesson of various lengthy proffer sessions, Gassnola spoke openly about his investment in the criminal conduct, explaining his relationship with Gatto, Code, Dawkins, and others, and the fees to the families of student-athletes he made and promoted on behalf of Adidas, in his part as a consultant in an undertaking to help the company in the ‘shoe wars.
In particular, and an expansion to confirming elements about the planned payments to the Bowen and Little families, which were understood to law enforcement, Gassnola specified a series of unlawful expenditures that had not, at that point, been observed during the investigation, including the $90,000 in fees to the mother of Billy Preston and $40,000 to the handler of Dennis Smith Jr.