Michigan State superstar Miles Bridges is one of the current college basketball players named in Yahoo! Sports' huge Friday report. In the initial report, Bridges's mother reportedly received "hundreds of dollars in advances" according to documents obtained from Christian Dawkins.
Dawkins is the former associate of NBA agent Andy Miller, and one of the primary figures wrapped up in the FBI's investigation. Yahoo released expense sheets that showed details of payments and loans made to and meetings with current and former players, and their families and associates.
Bridges is one of the biggest players involved. The Michigan State star is a potential lottery pick in the NBA Draft later this year.
The current players involved have basically fallen into two camps: those who were allegedly paid or loaned money with a listed figure, and those who may have had a meeting or a meal with Dawkins. It is not illegal for players to meet agents, but they cannot have things like meals paid for.
Texas guard Eric Davis, who reportedly received a payment of $1,500, is being held out until Texas finishes an investigation. San Diego State is doing the same with forward Malik Pope, who reportedly received a loan of $1,400.
Miles Bridges, however, has been cleared to play.
Michigan State released a statement about its decision. In it, it claims a "thorough investigation" into the star forward's eligibility.
Bridges and his mother Cynthia popped up multiple times in the Yahoo report. Cynthia Bridges allegedly received a $400 advance, withdrawn from an ATM by Dawkins. Elsewhere, Dawkins notes a $70.05 meal with Bridges' parents.
Dawkins also had a meeting schedule with Miles Bridges. It is unclear if that meeting occurred, or what it entailed if it did.
That mark exceeds the $200 limit for meals that can be deemed impermissible benefits. Players who receive meals under that number can pay back an equal amount to charity, and play without penalty. From the NCAA:
The eligibility of a student-athlete who receives an impermissible benefit of $200 or less may be restored upon repayment of the impermissible benefit without the need for reinstatement.
At over $400, it seems that Bridges would exceed that amount. And still, Michigan State has deemed that he is not at risk of being ineligible, and will play him moving forward.
Michigan State, which is currently ranked No. 2 in the AP poll, travels to Wisconsin tomorrow. The game tips off at 1 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast on CBS.