(WIBW) - KU men's basketball could soon be facing major allegations from the NCAA.
According to the Kansas City Star, the NCAA is putting together a Notice of Allegations that contains "multiple major violations" in the Jayhawk men's hoops program. This follows a summer where the college basketball corruption investigation into pay-for-play deals for top-rated recruits resulted in the NCAA expecting at least six schools to receive notices of Level I violations, the most severe offenses.
13 News has reached out to KU athletics for comment but has not received a response at the time of this writing.
Previously, the NCAA suspended and later reinstated Jayhawk forward Silvio De Sousa, citing a $2,500 payment to De Sousa's guardian from an agent and booster of the school. There was also mention of the guardian's agreement to accept an additional payment of $20,000 from the same individual and an Adidas employee to secure De Sousa's enrollment at Kansas.
Another incident of note was former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola testifying to meeting with the mother of former Jayhawk Billy Preston. Gassnola testified he attempted to bring Preston to KU for $90,000. Preston never played in a regular-season game for the Jayhawks and left the program. There was also the testimony of Brian Bowen Sr., a father of a former top-rated recruit, claiming he heard Preston received $100,000 to go to KU.
Gassnola was recently sentenced to one year of probation after pleading guilty to being a fixer and trying to attract top college basketball recruits to Adidas-sponsored programs. Gassnola's testimony helped secure the convictions of Jim Gatto, Merl Code and Christian Dawkins, all of whom were found guilty of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.