Person agreed to accept approximately $50,000 in the case, the complaint says. The adviser, who is not identified, has had been cooperating with the authorities, the complaint says.
A second indictment charges five people with paying high school athletes or their families to attend particular universities. Thos indicted include James Gatto, identified as the head of global sports marketing, baketball for “Company-1.” Though it is not named, Gatto works for Adidas in that role.
The indictment says about $100,000 was paid to the family of “Player 10” to ster him to a particular college. It says press accounts described his college decision as a surprise.
The player and university are not named, but it is indetified as being in Kentucky, and identifying details point to Louisville, which has an identical enrollment to University 6.
Adidas said that it was unaware of Gatto’s actions and would cooperate with the authorities.
A third indictment named charged the other assistant coaches with accepting payments to steer players to specific agents. They are Lamont Evans, an assistant at Oklahoma State; Emanuel Richardson, an assistant at Arizona; and Tony Bland, an assistant at U.S.C.
The United States Attorney’s office is scheduled to discuss the charges at a news conference at noon.
Source: New York Times