Report: Oklahoma State received a subpoena from New York grand jury
If you needed evidence that the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball isn’t over, you got it today.
The Oklahoman obtained a subpoena that was sent by a New York grand jury to Oklahoma State on September 27th requesting any documentation or communications that show “actual or potential NCAA rules violations” by a member of or a person connected to the men’s basketball program.
The grand jury is requesting all of the documentation be sent in by October 17th, with the punishment for a lack of action being a contempt of court charge.
The time frame for the subpoena dates all the way back to the start of 2014, which means that three different Cowboy head coaches will be caught up in the mix here: Travis Ford, who was fired in 2016; Brad Underwood, who left for Illinois last March; and Mike Boynton, who was hired to replace Underwood.
Thus far, the only member of the Oklahoma State coaching staff that has been arrested or linked to any wrong doing is Lamont Evans, who spent just over a year on the OSU staff. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach with South Carolina. At both schools, according to the FBI complaints filed on September 26th, Evans is alleged to have taken bribes from a financial advisor that was working with the FBI in exchange for using his influence with players that were destined for the professional ranks.
Evans is expected to be arraigned in a New York City courtroom tomorrow.