In a tweet from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, the attorney for Deandre Ayton released a statement on behalf of the embattled Arizona forward who was recently implicated in the FBI probe.
In the statement, Ayton’s parents relayed an ardent support of their son and indicated he was never involved in any payment scheme — and that the told the FBI as much.
Arizona freshman DeAndre Ayton was questioned by FBI about alleged pay-for-play scheme and denied knowledge; his attorney asks for FBI and NCAA to clear his name pic.twitter.com/9cBJzPZQm8
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) February 25, 2018
Yesterday, it was reported that Arizona Wildcats head coach Sean Miller was caught on FBI wiretaps soliciting a $100k payment for Ayton’s commitment.
— Arizona DieHards (@AZDieHards) February 24, 2018
Miller won’t coach tonight as Arizona takes on Oregon. Ayton, however, will suit up for the Wildcats.
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