Ponca City, OK

Now: 40 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 80 °F | Lo: 61 °F

Sunday

Hi: 84 °F 

Lo: 61 °F

Monday

Hi: 79 °F 

Lo: 57 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 67 °F 

Lo: 52 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 74 °F 

Lo: 54 °F

Thursday

Hi: 79 °F 

Lo: 55 °F

First basketball recruiting scandal trial begins

The Associated Press - October 2, 2018 7:19 am

 

NEW YORK — A jury is being chosen at a New York trial that’s drawing attention to what some call the sleazy side of college basketball recruiting.

Jury selection started on Monday at the trial of an aspiring sports agent, an Amateur Athletic Union coach and an Adidas executive.

All have pleaded not guilty. Their lawyers say the charges are a stretch.

U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan has told a group of 50 prospective jurors that opening statements are likely to begin Tuesday.

Other defendants face separate trials, including former assistant coaches from Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State.

The corruption scandal already has brought down a coaching legend, Rick Pitino of Louisville. It also embarrassed sportswear giant Adidas and showed how high school players were pawns for profiteers violating NCAA regulations.

 

Latest Stories

Local veteran Stu Russell honored as House’s ‘Veteran of the Week’

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, honored Edward S. “Stu” Russell as the...

Lucas announces April Town Hall meetings in north-central Oklahoma

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas will hold town hall meetings in Garfield County and Kingfisher...

Governor signs bill to increase speed limits on turnpikes, highways

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Kevin Stitt on Thursday signed a bill into law that will increase...