Ex-Arizona Assistant Gets Jail in Bribery Scandal

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As a week of sentencing for the former Division I assistant coaches implicated in the college basketball corruption scandal draws to a close, former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson was hit with the most severe sentence yet.

The Associated Press reports that Richardson will serve three months in prison and will be on probation for two years for his role in the scandal. Richardson pleaded guilty earlier this year to having accepted $20,000 in bribes from aspiring sports agent Christian Dawkins in exchange for Richardson influencing athletes he coached to work with Dawkins after graduating.

“Instead of prioritizing his student-athletes’ best interests, Richardson sought to profit from them, treating the student-athletes that he coached as assets that he could control for his own benefit,” wrote prosecutors in court papers seeking up to two years in prison for Richardson.

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