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Breaking: FBI Arrests "Several" NCAA Assistant Coaches In An Alleged Corruption Scheme

A number of college basketball assistant coaches have been arrested by the FBI.

According to Tom Winter of NBC News, a number of college basketball assistant coaches have been arrested by the FBI for what's being classified as an alleged "corruption scheme." ESPN's Darren Rovell reports that 10 people in total have been charged - including some who represent a "major" international sportswear company, which appears to be adidas.

Details are still trickling out, but the four coaches - Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona and Tony Bland of USC - have been identified.

Jim Gatto, the head of sports marketing at adidas, is also named.

According to The Wall Street Journal, investigators are trying to determine whether the coaches were paid by outside entities to "pressure" players to associate with those entities.

Investigators have been looking at whether coaches at these schools have been paid by outside entities—such as financial advisers, agents, and apparel companies—in exchange for pressuring players to associate with those entities, people familiar with the investigation said. Executives at at least one apparel company are expected to be among those arrested, a person familiar with the matter said.

Update: It looks like Louisville is also named in the alleged scheme. Here's more, via TMZ:

The FBI claims Jim Gatto -- the Director of Global Marketing for Adidas Basketball -- paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to funnel top prospects to Adidas sponsored colleges ... including Louisville.

Update 2: The FBI has released three documents relating to the case. You can read them below:

U.S. vs. Chuck Person and Rashan Michel Complaint

U.S. vs. James Gatto et al Complaint

U.S. vs. Lamont Evans et al Complaint

More as we learn it.