The Brian Bowen story gets deeper and more sinister.
A new report on Tuesday states that Adidas' executive Jim Gatto's attorney promised evidence that Oregon was also part of Bowen's recruitment scandal.
During opening statement this morning, Jim Gattto's atty promised evidence would show Oregon offered "an atronomical amount of money" to recruit Brian Bowen to play for the Ducks. The $100,000 deal to attend Louisville was to "level the playing field."— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 2, 2018
Apparently Oregon offered more money than Louisville's $100,000. While it's uncertain how much the college offered for Bowen, they evidence will still be damning for the school.
The Bowen saga has been devastating for Louisville, NCAA athletics, and Adidas. The school and brand offered Bowen and his family a colossal amount of money to sign with the team and Adidas when and if he entered the NBA. Bowen took the deal, causing Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino and various others to face charges.
The trial began Monday and will shine light on the years of college recruitment conspiracies.
Some Names that may come up in the trial per prosecutors :— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 1, 2018
Brian Bowen Jr and Sr
Silvio de Sousa
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While the initial investigation shocked the sports world, the trial will only do worse, especially if Gatto can prove Oregon was involved.