Report: Former and current South Carolina, Clemson players named in documents tied to federal NCAA basketball investigation

Report: Former and current South Carolina, Clemson players named in documents tied to federal NCAA basketball investigation

(WIS) - Former and current South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball players have been named in a series of documents that details monies given by a sports agency that is currently under NCAA review, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Yahoo! Sports obtained the documents which detail "hundreds of pages of documents" in an investigation that lasted years on the ASM sports agency, its owner, and its associates and connections to college basketball's top programs.

The documents show that former USC star P.J. Dozier received at least $6,115 while in school.

The documents also claim that current South Carolina player Brian Bowen's father, Brian, Sr., also received money, including the price of plane tickets for his parents.

The report also claims that former Clemson player Jaron Blossomgame received a payment by Venmo while in school for $1,100, according to the documents.

The investigation intercepted more than 4,400 called in 330 days, Yahoo! Sports says, and shows "the pervasive nature of the game's underground economy."

You can read the full report from Yahoo! Sports here.

South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner released a statement saying, "We first learned of the allegations in the Yahoo Sports report last night, and remain committed to cooperating with the NCAA and the DOJ."

For their part in this, Clemson Athletic Direct Dan Radakovich released a statement saying, "Clemson was made aware of an issue regarding a former student-athlete through this morning's media reports. We received no inquiries or prior notice from anyone, and we're in the process of reviewing the matter."

Clemson men's basketball coach Brad Brownwell also released a statement saying, "I've been in college basketball for over 25 years and I've always tried to conduct myself within the rules and have held my staff and players to the same standard. Because I do not have any personal knowledge about the current investigation, I won't comment or speculate about that matter. We'll cooperate with any agency looking into the issue if they contact us."

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