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Clemson Basketball Assistant Coach Dismissed Amid Bribery Scandal

In wake of the FBI Basketball Corruption trials, one Clemson University assistant won’t be back at the school after being caught in a wiretap regarding two programs and one college basketball star. 

Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich announced earlier today that assistant coach Steve Smith will not return to the program after wiretap comments taken back a couple years ago. 

In the recording, Smith was discussing on recruiting former Duke star forward Zion Williamson and had mentioned a couple additional details towards the football program as well. 

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Also overheard in the recording was agent Christian Dawkins and Smith discussing with an undercover FBI agent about payments to be made towards Williamson’s family. 

The comments in the wiretap took place in July of 2017, and the contract did expire over on April 30th. The decision to not renew Smith’s contract came less than 24 hours after it originally expired. 

Head coach Brad Brownell said in the press release that he fully supported the school’s action to not renew Smith’s contract. 

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