This past Friday, officials from the University of Maryland have released documents confirming that it received multiple subpoenas in connection to allegations of corruption in college basketball.
What do we know about the subpoenas?
The first subpoena is looking into Maryland assistant coach Orlando Ranson and an unidentified player, both of whom reportedly made contact with agent runner Christian Dawkins. The second subpoena calls for Maryland officials to appear before a federal grand jury in New York on July 3.
According to InsideMDSports, the subpoenas asked for the following in relation to the unidentified student, whose name was redacted:
“Any documents, including communications, regarding or relating to former Maryland student-athlete [redcated] including but not limited to documents reflecting or regarding any improper payments or benefits provided to [redacted]’s family, or a representative of [redacted]’s family.”
A June subpoena into Maryland requested any records tied to the recruitment of Silvio De Sousa.
The school released the following statement over the case
According to Yahoo Sports, the University of Maryland issued the following statement in response to the subpoenas:
“On March 15, 2018, and June 29, 2018, the University received grand jury subpoenas for documents related to the ongoing federal investigation of college basketball. The University complied with the subpoenas by providing responsive records. None of the responsive records shows evidence of any violations of applicable laws or NCAA bylaws by University coaches, staff or players. The University has cooperated and will continue to cooperate fully with the ongoing federal investigation.”
Yahoo Sports originally filed a Freedom of Information request with the school for documents relating to federal subpoenas in April; the publication claimed that the delivery was delayed on at least three times, twice in May and once in June, but the request was eventually met three days after the requested grand jury appearance was made earlier this month. At this time, Ranson has also denied making a comment with the publication.