The feds are coming to Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas revealed in a very roundabout way that they have been subpoenaed by the FBI. They have said they will cooperate with any federal inquiry but are refusing to release the official subpoenas due to privacy concerns.
News story with @PeteThamel and @DanWetzel: Kansas tacitly acknowledges to Yahoo Sports that it has been subpoenaed in federal basketball investigation, refuses to turn over documents: https://t.co/tLTAWgDW20— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) July 10, 2018
The main crux of the case against the Jayhawks revolves around power forward Silvio De Sousa and his amateur status. There are alleged payments of $20,000 to De Sousa's guardian in order to get him out of another apparel deal.
Kansas' partnership with Adidas might get them into even more trouble due to the ongoing investigation into the dealings of Jim Gatto, a former Adidas executive. He is the one who authorized payments to De Souza as well as former 5-star recruit Billy Preston. Preston enrolled at the school but never played a game at Kansas. He instead went overseas to play professionally.
Kansas continues to defend their staff of any wrongdoing. This season is shaping up to be a turbulent one for the Jayhawks who are primed to be one of the top teams in college basketball. It will be interesting to see how this investigation affects Bill Self and the players as the season wears on.