According to a breaking ESPN report, FBI wiretaps reveal conversations between Arizona coach Sean Miller and sports agent Christian Dawkins where they discuss a $100,000 payment to secure then-recruit Deandre Ayton who is now a star player for the Wildcats.
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The FBI recorded over 3,000 hours of conversation from Dawkin's phone during their investigation. When Dawkins asked Miller if he should work with assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson to finalize their agreement, he told Dawkins he should deal directly with him when it came to money.
Richardson worked for Miller the previous 10 seasons at Xavier and Arizona and was one of four assistant coaches arrested by FBI agents on September 27 after a two-year investigation into bribery and other corruption in college basketball.
The report says Miller and Dawkins had several conversations about Ayton but little did they know the FBI would be listening in to their every word. Ayton is one of basketballs hottest stars this season averaging a double-double and is one of college basketball's top players.
The wiretaps reportedly recorded Miller telling Dawkins not to work through Richardson on money issues but to deal directly with the boss. The FBI has charged Richardson with six felonies so far, NCAA president Mark Emmert is facing none.
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