Two with ties to UofL indicted in recruiting scandal

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NEW YORK (WKYT) - An unsealed indictment from a New York grand jury is offering new details in the college basketball recruiting scandal.

Two men with ties to the University of Louisville are facing charges.

Adidas executive Jim Gatto and sports agent Chris Dawkins have been indicted, according to court records obtained Wednesday by WKYT.

The two are accused of funneling money to the families of two UofL basketball recruits.

The FBI investigation says former UofL coach Rick Pitino was "Coach-2" from in their initial report. Usealed indictments reveal Pitino not only knew of payments to players, but he was instrumental in directing the payments to the players. The indictment reveals "Dawkins asked Coach-2 to call James Gatto a/k/a "Jim," the defendent, to request Company-1 provide money requested by the family of the student-athlete, which Coach-2 agreed to do."

Pitino has emphatically denied any prior knowledge of payments to any player.



 
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