OSU Associate Head Coach Terminated Following Bribery Charge
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - Oklahoma State University announced Thursday that assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans has been fired.
The announcement comes after Evans was federally indicted in New York and is among four college coaches accused of taking part in a fraud and corruption scheme.
In a statement, the university said, "Oklahoma State University announced today that assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans has been terminated for cause."
Evans turned himself over to U.S. Marshals Wednesday and was released on bond.
OSU initially suspended Evans before announcing his termination on Thursday.
The affidavit pertaining to Evans involves 11 counts, including conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation of bribes and gratuities and wire fraud.
Evans, who's entering his second year at OSU, is accused of taking at least $22,000 in bribe money to steer athletes to financial advisers. The investigation dates back to 2015 and allegedly continued as recently as September.
OSU officials said they were surprised by the federal investigation involving the nationwide bribery scheme. They also said the university maintains high standards of conduct, and that deviation from those standards would not be tolerated.