LSU men's basketball head coach Will Wade is the latest casualty of the ongoing recruiting scandal plaguing college basketball. The upstart coach of the No. 10-ranked Tigers from Baton Rouge was suspended after allegedly being heard on an FBI wiretap discussing illegal payments to basketball players.
He's on the shelf indefinitely.
LSU has suspended men's basketball coach Will Wade indefinitely, the school announced Friday. https://t.co/NVs6uPp7ZI— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 8, 2019
This could just he the tip of the iceberg for LSU, as athletic director Joe Alleva now has to answer questions about how much Wade told them about what was on the wiretaps.
If Wade was upright and forthcoming about what was on the wiretap and his involvement in this scandal, Alleva would have overlooked his transgressions due to his performance on the basketball court.
In addition, if a highly-touted player that has eligibility concerns, LSU could be in line for some major sanctions that could kneecap the program for years to come.
If LSU knowingly played a kid whose eligibility might be in question due to improprieties committed by the head coach, they could get nuked by the COI. https://t.co/3llqRbUUof— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) March 8, 2019
Wade's involvement in the scandal and how it will affect LSU still has to come to light. Based on the latest reports, the worst is yet to come for Wade and the Tigers.