College basketball bribery trial: As another coach is sentenced to prison, it's time for the NCAA to act
Cbssports.com - Sat 8 Jun 17:41 GMT

Former Oklahoma State and South Carolina assistant Lamont Evans was sentenced Friday to three months in prison

College basketball bribery trial: As another coach is sentenced to prison, it's time for the NCAA to act

  On Friday in Lower Manhattan, former South Carolina and Oklahoma State assistant men's basketball coach Lamont Evans was sentenced to three months behind bars.

  U.S. Court District Judge Edgardo Ramos handed down Evans and Richardson's sentences, the effects of which will no doubt reverberate throughout college basketball and be remembered for decades.

  He pled guilty to accepting $22,000 in bribes over the course of many months, and in doing so, threatened the eligibility of multiple former college basketball players and the well-being (from an NCAA standpoint) of the schools he worked at.

  Person likely awaits an even worse prison sentence than Richardson and Evans because he pled guilty to nearly five times as much bribe money ($90,000) and was involved in fraud, bribery and deception to such a point that prosecutors severed his misdeeds to a separate case from Evans, Bland and Richardson.

  The federal government's investigation into bribery and fraud in college basketball recruiting has remained a constant topic of conversation, curiosity, concern and inquisitiveness in the year-and-a-half-plus since Bland, Richardson, Evans and Person -- along with Christian Dawkins, Merl Code and others -- were arrested in late September of 2017.