Grand jury reportedly looking into potential violations by Oklahoma State


A NY grand jury has subpoenaed Oklahoma State search for records of NCAA rule violations.

The subpoena is linked to a college basketball bribery investigation that earlier led to the arrest of fired OSU assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans and some assistant coaches for other teams.

Among the others documents Oklahoma State has been asked to turn over, according to The Oklahoman. reported the news Thursday, stating the school responded to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by them. "Obviously, he's someone who had the respect of our players, someone who had worked at this university before", Boynton said of Evans, in his first interview since Evans' firing.

The grand jury is also demanding any evidence of communication between the Oklahoma State coaching staff and financial advisers Christian Dawkins, Martin Blazer and Munish Sood, according to The Oklahoman, and any communication with the parent of a current player.

The school provided the subpoena to The Associated Press after a public records request.

The information seeks information from cellphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, phones, emails and social media accounts. "Auburn had pledged full cooperation with the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY".

The three other assistants - Arizona's Emanuel "Book" Richardson, USC's Tony Bland and Auburn's Chuck Person - each made initial appearances in front of a judge in NY on Tuesday and were released on $100,000 bonds.

Oklahoma State has said since the news broke it will fully cooperate with authorities.

Evans was sacked by Oklahoma State two days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced findings from an investigation of fraud and corruption in college basketball that led to Evans' arrest along with nine others.