ESPN published a bombshell report about Sean Miller and Arizona basketball on Friday night. Here's the latest.
According to the report, Miller was heard discussing a $100K payment for a top recruit. That recruit is star freshman Deandre Ayton.
Miller did not coach in Arizona's game at Oregon on Saturday night. Ayton played in the contest.
Both Miller and Ayton have since come out and denied the allegations. Miller says he will be vindicated, while Ayton's family wants their son's name to be cleared.
The attorney conducting Arizona's internal investigation released the following statement:
“I am aware of media reports and public reaction suggesting that University of Arizona Men’s Basketball athlete DeAndre Ayton should not be deemed eligible to compete due to a perception that he or his family received money or other benefits in connection with his recruitment at Arizona,” Kelly said. “These reports are false and unfounded.”
The ESPN reporter who broke the story, Mark Schlabach, tweeted a bit about the situation on Sunday night.
This is a story that likely isn't going to come to a conclusion anytime soon. And it'll probably get a lot messier before it does.