Former USC Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Arrested

posted by Gary Barboza - 

(Columbia, SC)  --  A former USC assistant men's basketball coach is under arrest in a federal probe over alleged kickbacks.  

Federal prosecutors announced yesterday that Lamont Evans was taken into custody for allegedly taking bribes to influence the business affairs of student-athletes he coached.  Evans worked for the Gamecocks basketball team from 2012 until last year, when took a similar post at Oklahoma State University. 

Authorities said he was paid at least 22-thousand-dollars under the table during his time at both universities.  

Three other coaches at Auburn University, the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California are also named in a federal indictment. 

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