The NCAA investigation of the Southern Miss basketball program during the run of Donnie Tyndall as its head coach is beginning to spiral. It seems to be affecting more than just coaches and players in Hattiesburg right now.
CBS Sports reported that Tyson Waterman, an assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana in 2014-15, was forced to resign from his position recently. The forced resignation came after Waterman refused to fully cooperate with the NCAA in the investigation.
CBS Sports reported:
Waterman’s connection to the case is rooted in the fact that he was previously the head coach at Believe Prep Academy in South Carolina — where Shadell Millinghaus, Thaddeus Hall and LeRoy ‘Truck’ Fludd all attended before committing to Southern Miss in June 2013. According to sources, the NCAA requested that Waterman turn over his bank records because it believed the records were relevant to a potential violation related to Waterman receiving payment for the commitments of Millinghaus, Hall and Fludd.
This just goes to show that if you have any reason to believe that you will be questioned for something, it’s better off that you tell the truth and work with authorities.
What Waterman did is essentially admitting guilt.
Hopefully, anyone else who was involved in this situation will cooperate with the NCAA in the future. No one has to lose their job in this, but Waterman has become the first example.
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