The FBI says it has documents relating to Kansas’ relationship with adidas.
The FBI reportedly has documents related to Kansas’ relationship with adidas.
The Kansan reported tonight that the FBI told them through a Freedom of Information Act request that it has documents on the Jayhawks and adidas.
However, the documents cannot be released because they’re part of an ongoing investigation.
From The Kansan:
The presence of documents responsive to the Kansan’s request, filed on Sept. 27, does not necessarily implicate the University in wrongdoing, but appears to contradict what Kansas Athletics officials said after the scandal broke.
The Kansan asked for “all documents and communications within this investigation related to the University of Kansas and any of its sponsorship deals with Adidas or any investigation of Kansas basketball coaches.”
The FBI announced in late September that assistant coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California had been arrested due to a bribery scandal.
Louisville’s men’s basketball program has also been implicated, leading to the removal of Rick Pitino as the head coach.
Kansas announced a new 14-year, $191 million contract with adidas earlier this year. The Jayhawks had previously said they had not been contacted by the FBI.
You can read The Kansan’s full report here.