USC and its athletic director Lynn Swann appear to be genuinely caught off guard by the reports of bribery and corruption within their own program. After news broke that USC assistant coach Tony Bland was among the 10 people who were arrested this morning following an FBI investigation, the university became interested in finding solutions and minimizing damage.
As such, NBC Sports is reporting that they’ve hired former FBI director Louis Freeh to conduct an internal investigation and weed out any further wrongdoing perpetrated by the university.
USC has already reached out to the NCAA and the FBI and has pledged their full cooperation in the ongoing investigation, and has placed Tony Bland on administrative leave.
There are still more names to come, and the public is not yet aware of everyone who is implicated in the federal investigation. Louisville recently volunteered their involvement in the investigation with a statement released by Interim President Greg Postel.
There are a number of other programs in college basketball that have used adidas as their apparel and uniforms provider, no doubt making them the subject of scrutiny.
This is a developing story, and other are sure to either come forward or be outed by the investigation.
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