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Oklahoma State gets subpoena for basketball records, conversations

by: Jeff Kolb Updated:

FOX23 got a copy of the subpoena that was sent to Oklahoma State University from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District Court of New York. It asks the school to turn over the following records about the men’s basketball program in regards to an ongoing FBI investigation:

  • OSU’s personnel file for Lamont Evans
  • All NCAA forms for Lamont Evans and every player on this year's team.
  • Any documents about financial aid or scholarships for current players.
  • Any records of conversations between the school and three of the men involved with the FBI's investigation: Christian Dawkins, Martin Blazer and Munish Sood.
  • Any messages between the basketball staff and any parent of a player still on the team need to be provided.
  • Any conversations about "actual or potential NCAA rules violations" involving players or coaches getting money or other perks.

On September 26th, Oklahoma State men's basketball assistant coach Lamont Evans was one of four coaches listed as defendants in an FBI investigation, alleged of committing crimes including taking bribes to steer players to certain agents and advisors. OSU fired Evans on September 28th.

Oklahoma State has said since the news broke it will fully cooperate with authorities.

The subpoena document is dated September 27th, 2017 and gives OSU until October 17th to provide all these records or appear before a grand jury in a Manhattan, NY court room.

On Wednesday the NCAA announced a new commission to study the inner working of college hoops, a process that will begin in November and expects to have recommendations by April of 2018.