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ESPN Issues "Correction" To Bombshell Arizona, Sean Miller Story

Sean Miller isn't happy with a foul call.

TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats reacts to a foul call during the first half of the college basketball game against the Connecticut Huskies at McKale Center on December 21, 2017 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

ESPN published on Friday a bombshell report about Sean Miller and Arizona. The report alleged that the Wildcats' head coach discussed a huge payment for a top recruit.

Miller has since sat out of Arizona's game against Oregon over the weekend while denying the allegations. The recruit, Deandre Ayton, played in the game and says his name will soon be cleared.

This was the major nugget in the story:

"FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government's evidence told ESPN.

According to people with knowledge of the FBI investigation, Miller and Dawkins, a runner working for ASM Sports agent Andy Miller, had multiple conversations about Ayton. When Dawkins asked Sean Miller if he should work with assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson to finalize their agreement, Miller told Dawkins he should deal directly with him when it came to money, the sources said.

The telephone calls between Sean Miller and Dawkins were among 3,000 hours of conversations intercepted from Dawkins' phone by the FBI."

The story has since been poured over by everyone. Some are starting to question some of the specifics, such as the timeline and dates of the alleged conversation.

ESPN has since updated the story and issued an official correction.

Obviously, this doesn't mean that what ESPN reported is untrue. But it's certainly going to give more fuel to the fire of those who don't believe it.

There are still some major things that need to be learned here. It's going to be very interesting moving forward.