Text Messages Show Bill Self Working With Shady Adidas Consultant To Recruit Player

The federal government’s wire fraud case against Christian Dawkins, Merl Code, and James Gatto for allegedly using Adidas’ money to pay college basketball recruits is nearing its conclusion, as the District Court judge in charge of the case reportedly told the jury today that deliberations could begin as early as…

Report: Adidas Allegedly Funneled Money To Families Of DeAndre Ayton And Dennis Smith Jr.

The more reports you read from the ongoing wire fraud case against three Adidas representatives, the more it becomes obvious that the world of basketball recruiting is churning with cash, such that the only reason anyone inside of it could conceivably resist paying college athletes officially is to protect a lot of…

Brian Bowen's Dad Describes Black Market Payments For Top Recruits At Every Level Of "Amateur" Basketball

Brian Bowen’s dad testified Thursday in the federal criminal trial of agent Christian Dawkins, Adidas executive James Gatto, and former Adidas operative Merl Code, who are accused of committing felony wire fraud as part of the FBI’s massive investigation of corruption in basketball recruiting. Bowen Sr. described…

Judge Dismisses Rick Pitino's Emotional Distress Lawsuit Against Adidas

Rick Pitino’s emotional distress lawsuit against Adidas—truly a bold “vehicle for proving that he had nothing to do with Adidas’ outrageous, wrongful, and illegal conspiracy” to put good basketball players onto his basketball team—was dismissed Tuesday by the U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of…

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas For Emotional Distress

Rick Pitino was officially fired by Louisville and dropped by Adidas yesterday, and it took him exactly one day to file his first lawsuit. This afternoon, Pitino sued Adidas in United States District Court on grounds of intentional infliction of emotional distress, claiming that Adidas’s alleged payments to college…

Louisville Claims It Didn't Profit From Sale Of Kevin Ware Tribute Shirt, Shirt Disappears From Team Store [UPDATE]

Yesterday, we told you about the Kevin Ware-inspired Adidas shirts that were for sale in the Louisville athletics team store, and we told you why you shouldn't buy one. The idea of Louisville and Adidas profiting from Kevin Ware's injury caused a bit of a stir on the internet, prompting the university to make a…

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