Former amateur basketball coach pleads innocent to 11-count indictment

Monday, April 17th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Kansas City, Missouri-AP) -- Oklahoma State is among four major college programs that former amateur coach Myron Piggie is accused of defrauding along with some of the nation's top high school basketball players.

Prosecutors allege Piggie defrauded U-C-L-A, Duke, Missouri and Oklahoma State because five players' amateur status was compromised by accepting money from him while in high school.

One of those players was Andre Williams of Oklahoma State whom Piggie is accused of paying 250 dollars.

Piggie was charged with paying the players more than $30,000 and expecting to receive part of their professional salaries and endorsement income in return.

He also is accused of conspiring with sports agents to determine the future professional value of the players.