Former Maryland Terrapins player Diamond Stone was named in a Yahoo Sports Report detailing alleged NCAA Violations and FBI investigations.
Former Maryland basketball player Diamond Stone was named in a Yahoo Sports report detailing alleged NCAA violations and FBI investigations. The report has sent shock waves through the college basketball world.
Former NBA Agent Andy Miller, Christian Hawkins and Miller’s agency ASM Sports are under fire for a years-long probe in doing something that NCAA frowns upon. Paying players large sums of money.
According to the Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel and Pat Forde, Diamond Stone, who played only one season for the Maryland Terrapins, was paid $14,303 by ASM. It’s unclear whether current Michigan State player Miles Bridges was paid directly by ASM but according to the documents obtained by Yahoo, a $70 lunch and $400 withdrawal to Miles Bridges’ mom were just two transactions attached to them according to the Detroit Free Press.
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Other NCAA players listed in the report include:
- Dennis Smith, who allegedly received $43,500 according to one report and $73,500 according to another;
- Isaiah Whitehead, who allegedly received $26,136 according to one report and $37,657 according to another;
- Tim Quarterman, who allegedly received at least $16,000;
- Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, who allegedly received $36,500; and
- Markelle Fultz, who allegedly received $10,000.
Duke University, University of North Carolina, University of Texas, University of Kentucky, Michigan State University, University of Southern California, and Kansas University are some of the big named college basketball programs in the spotlight.
As far as the Maryland Terrapins are concerned, since Diamond Stone is a former player, the University of Maryland may get a slap on the wrist of some sort but of all the colleges listed in the report, Michigan State is likely to receive the worst punishment, if punishments are handed down.
How far this goes, only time will tell, but where as far as the Maryland Terrapins are concerned a major punishment should not be coming anytime soon, if at all, given that this scandal is so big.