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The president of the NCAA says charges that bribes were exchanged to influence NBA destined college stars’ choice of schools, agents and financial advisers are “deeply disturbing.”Mark Emmert said Tuesday that the NCAA has “no tolerance whatsoever” for the behavior alleged by federal prosecutors.Four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were among those arrested on federal corruption charges earlier Tuesday.Federal prosecutors say at least three top high school basketball players were promised payments of as much as $150,000 to attend two colleges that were sponsored by Adidas.The criminal complaints filed with the court didn’t name the schools but contained details that identified them as the University of Louisville and the University of Miami.Investigators said some coaches at those schools encouraged those payments. No one from the schools was charged.They say the payments were orchestrated by an Adidas executive and business advisers who hoped to work with the players after they turned professional.Louisville interim President Gregory Postel issued a statement calling the case a “serious concern” and pledging cooperation with any law enforcement or NCAA investigation.Auburn University says it has suspended an assistant coach accused of taking a $50,000 bribe in exchange for steering a player into doing business with a certain financial adviser.Chuck Person was arrested in Alabama on Tuesday in a case that involves corruption charges against 10 coaches, agents and sports marketing executives at several universities.The university said in a statement that Person had been suspended without pay effective immediately.Person was the associate head coach at Auburn. He played in the NBA for 13 seasons.The head of New York’s FBI office, William F. Sweeney Jr., says the probe is still active and investigators are conducting interviews “as we speak.”Federal investigators say a group of business advisers to athletes used thousands of dollars in Adidas money to make payments to top high school basketball players to get them to attend certain schools.
blue adidas superstar Charges against coaches 'disturbing'

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