FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

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    FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit

    FBI wiretaps intercepted telephone conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and Christian Dawkins, a key figure in the FBI's investigation into college basketball corruption, in which Miller discussed paying $100,000 to ensure star freshman Deandre Ayton signed with the Wildcats, sources familiar with the government's evidence told ESPN.

    Sean Miller of Arizona, Christian Dawkins discussed payment to ensure DeAndre Ayton signing, according to FBI investigation
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    I mentioned this in the other thread but I wonder how much more evidence the FBI has on Miller.

    I would be shocked if this was an isolated incident.

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    I’m still amazed that a guy like Miller is the one making those calls. That’s what assistant coaches are for.

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    That’s a bombshell.

    Who else now?

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    On the bright side, AZ will not have to take down any banners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBWC41 View Post
    I’m still amazed that a guy like Miller is the one making those calls. That’s what assistant coaches are for.
    Andy Miller has long had a reputation as a dirt bag that would push every possible angle to the max to land clients. Every head coach at the high major level knew this, and either tried to keep him out of their business or worked with him to facilitate access to their program. Just keep in mind, he's one of many and this is the story of only one of his runners.

    The expense reports are a baseline, but there is little to no proof in that. Wiretaps? Yeah. Now we're playing with fire...

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    I'm very worried this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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    It's like these guys never watched the movie Blue Chips. That or they thought it was a blue print for success.

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    Sean Miller will not coach Arizona tonight at Oregon. Players have been told.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littleluck55 View Post
    On the bright side, AZ will not have to take down any banners.

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    Jay Bilas on ESPN: 'This is a career-ending thing for Sean Miller. Can't imagine him ever coaching again.''

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    Just a FYI, Greg Hansen is a news reporter that covers Arizona...

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    How is Ayton still playing tonight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    How is Ayton still playing tonight?
    Vegas Baby!!! I heard earlier today that as of the 100% of the money coming in today was on Oregon and the point spread would only grow more if he didn't play. If he plays and they actually win or at least cover, Vegas will clean up!


    But seriously, I guess the thinking is that if he's later ruled ineligible then this entire season is toast anyways...might as well play him.

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