5-star recruit EJ Montgomery decommits from Auburn

Chuck Person Lamont Evans Emanuel Richardson and Tony Bland

Chuck Person Lamont Evans Emanuel Richardson and Tony Bland

Person is facing six federal charges and has been suspended without pay.

Person was arrested overnight as part of a nationwide effort to detain the nine other individuals involved in an ongoing, wide-ranging investigation into alleged bribery and fraud schemes in NCAA Division 1 basketball programs. Assistant coaches at Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were expected to appear in courts later Tuesday to face the charges.

Four college basketball assistant coaches and the head of global sports marketing at Adidas have been arrested and charged in a corruption and bribery scandal. "I do think that this is really the beginning of the expose, and it's something that will consume college athletics for two or three years".

"We are just going to open it up and see who comes and kind of go from there", Montgomery Sr., added.

Person was the associate head coach at Auburn.

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Auburn University responded to the charges against Person stating, "This morning's news is shocking".

Kim says the case against 10 men, including sports agents and marketing professionals, exposed "the dark underbelly of college basketball".

It was not immediately clear who will represent the coaches in court. Previously, Person played for the Tigers and spent time playing for five different NBA teams from 1986-2000. The FBI said two paymants to high school players totaled $250,000. The news was first reported by Auburn 247Sports on Tuesday.

They said the probe has revealed numerous instances of bribes paid by athlete advisers, including financial advisers and associate basketball coaches, to assistant and associate basketball coaches to exert influence over student athletes.

Following a disappointing day on the Plains, Auburn is starting the process of investigating yet another sports program.

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