The NCAA found that former assistant coach Lamont Evans accepted up to $22,000 in bribes in return for helping athletes choose certain financial advisors. So the NCAA fined the Oklahoma state $10,000 and also banned the state’s men’s basketball from participating in the postseason.
The NCAA ruling didn’t just stop there. It also included three years of probation, the fine self-imposed by the school along with an additional 1% from the program budget, recruiting restrictions and a reduction in basketball scholarships.
Due to the fact that this case was tied to federal corruption investigation into college basketball, Lamont Evans was also served a 10-year show-cause order. He was later sentenced to three months in prison for accepting bribes in the criminal case.
The NCAA ruling states that Lamont Evans “used his role to sway student-athletes’ important career choices and steer them toward the advisors’ services.”
Th NCAA has served charges against various schools caught in the case including Kansas, North Carolina State and Louisville.