The corruption investigation regarding NCAA basketball is ongoing, and in court on Monday, the infamous Christian Dawkins was heard on tape talking about Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller and "taking care of" DeAndre Ayton.
That itself is alarming, but then Arizona assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson took it to another level when he was caught on tape talking about how he was "broke" because he was using his own money to pay players.
Wild day in federal court. Ex Arizona assistant Book Richardson, on recorded tape, basically says despite making nearly $250,000 a year he was “broke” from using so much of own money to pay recruits. Hyperbole, sure, but still.— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) April 29, 2019
I'm going to assume he was being facetious about being totally broke, as the coach makes $250,000 a year and has a family of his own, but he was also tapping into his retirement accounts to take care of recruits and their families.
Book Richardson said on FBI-tapes that he was paying so much money to Arizona recruits that he had to tap into his retirement accounts. A new level of absurdity for college hoops. https://t.co/HoaUi8CagP— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) April 30, 2019
The fact an assistant coach is using his own money to have players play fo his school is mind-blowing.
If this investigation and subsequent trial doesn't change the rules, I don't know what will.