Premium Partners

Former Oklahoma State Coach Pleads Guilty to Bribery

Andy Berg

Former Oklahoma State basketball coach Lamont Evans has pleaded guilty to bribery charges.

According to the Associated Press, the 41-year-old Evans admitted to accepting $22,000 in bribes to convince players headed to the NBA to sign on with favored financial advisors. 

Sentencing has been set for May 10, and a current plea deal on the table recommends Evans serve two years in a federal prison.

Evans would also be required to forfeit the $22,000, and the judge in the case has warned Evans that he may be subject to deportation, as he is a citizen of Barbados.

Evans is the latest in a string of indicted related to the FBI’s probe of college basketball. Assistant coaches Book Richardson of Arizona and Tony Bland of the University of Southern California have both plead guilty to bribery charges in recent months.

AB Show 2022 in Orlando
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Learn More
AB Show
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide