After all that drama, LSU's Wade likely won't testify

Chris Miller
April 19, 2019 - 11:33 am

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LSU men's basketball coach Will Wade likely won't have to testify in a trial on corruption in college basketball recruiting, after a federal judge's ruling, The Advocate reports.

Wade was subpoenaed by the defense in the case against Christian Dawkins and Merl Code, Jr. Dawkins is an aspiring sports agent; Code, a consultant for shoe brand Adidas. The two are accused of bribing coaches and paying cash to the families of recruits.

The FBI caught Wade talking with Dawkins in a phone tap, according to Yahoo! Sports, apparently about recruiting LSU hoops star Javonte Smart. But Judge Edgardo Ramos reportedly decided anything Wade may have engaged in is irrelevant to the case against Dawkins and Code.

LSU suspended Wade for the NCAA post season because of Wade's refusal to meet with school officials to discuss those reports. That meeting eventually happened shortly after LSU was eliminated in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament, and Wade was reinstated. The fallout from the suspension figured in the decision to remove Joe Alleva as Director of Athletics.

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