As part of an FBI investigation that involved wiretapping and paying players to attend campus and play collegiate sports, it appears that one head coach was involved in the college basketball bribery scandals.
In reports by ESPN’s SportsCenter and Outside the Lines, an assistant to Arizona head basketball Sean Miller, Book Richardson, and an agent said that Miller did pay star recruit Deandre Ayton $10,000 a month to play for the Wildcats and stay on campus. The payment came on a secret recording during the trials.
BREAKING NEWS: Arizona Assistant on wiretap: Sean Miller paid 10k per month to DeAndre Ayton pic.twitter.com/8g1kQmroPy— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) May 1, 2019
The Phoenix Suns’s first overall pick has denied allegations that he never received a payment from Miller during his college career.
The controversy had many sports personalities and fans baffled and questioning Miller and the school’s credibility.
Every time news breaks on Sean Miller, I'm surprised he still has a job at Arizona. I'm so naive.— ReefCGB (@ReefCGB) May 1, 2019
Miller is entering into his 11th season as head coach and was also denying the claims about his payments to Ayton. Last year, he had earned his 250th career win at the school and 370th overall.