Christian Dawkins’ former boss de-certified

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Lines you’ll remember from today’s press conference announcing arrests for corruption in college basketball.

The former boss of Christian Dawkins, the ex-travel coach and sports agency employee at the center of the Louisville aspect of the FBI college basketball scandal, gave up his certification with the National Basketball Players Association on Wednesday.

Andy Miller, an influential agent for multiple NBA stars and the president of ASM Sports, will no longer represent players in contract negotiations, ESPN reported citing an NBPA memo. 

The NBPA on Thursday said it was “unable to share player memos,” and the document has not been made public.

The Miller news is the latest in a string of dominoes to fall since authorities unsealed criminal complaints detailing their investigation into corruption in college basketball recruiting.

Eight men allegedly involved in multiple bribery schemes involving high school prospects and college basketball programs have been indicted in the case.

Dawkins, who coached former Louisville forward Jaylen Johnson’s travel team, is alleged to have schemed to pay McDonald’s All-American Brian Bowen’s father $100,000 in exchange for Bowen signing with an Adidas-affiliated college program and then using Dawkins as his agent and Adidas as his apparel sponsor once he turned professional. 

Bowen signed with Louisville but has been held out since late September. The school announced in November that Bowen, a 6-foot-7 forward from Michigan, would not play for the Cards.

Dawkins was indicted on six different charges by a New York grand jury three weeks ago.

Miller’s office was reportedly raided by the FBI in relation to the federal investigation. 

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