Duke, UNC, Michigan State, Kansas appear in Federal Bureau of Investigation corruption probe

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In the report, the FBI's focus is on the expenditures of former National Basketball Association agent Andy Miller, his agency, ASM sports and a former associate Christian Dawkins and their dealings and interactions with highly coveted college recruits.

They show expense reports showing cash advances, entertainment, meal and travel expenses paid for high school and college prospects and their families.

Yahoo obtained documents from NBA agency ASM Sports that appear to show payouts to current and former college basketball players, their families, handlers, and programs.

At least six players are listed in the documents as taking more than $10,000 in loans, including Diamond Stone, who played during the 2015-16 season at Maryland. Another document says Smith received a total of $73,500 in loans, and indicated options to recoup the money after Smith didn't sign with ASM.

The documents listed in the Yahoo report list out benefits in dollar amounts handed to players with some players having more detail than some.

The report, which cites numerous documents and bank records obtained by Yahoo!

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It is unclear how these schools and the NCAA will handle this report with regard to these current college basketball players so close to the NCAA Tournament.

They have found evidence of preferential treatment for players and families of players at Duke, North Carolina, and Michigan State, specifically, Miles Bridges. Forde and Thamel also listed all the players who met and had a meal with Christian Dawkins, an associate of Andy Miller.

"At this point, I believe (he will play unless) there is something I don't know", he said. "Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports", NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a release.

Sexton (current Alabama guard), Carter (current Duke forward), Kevin Knox (current Kentucky forward), Tony Bradley (2016-17 North Carolina forward), Malcolm Brogdan (2014-16 Virginia guard) and Justin Patton (2016-17 Creighton center). Yahoo notes that the criminal investigations could take years to play out, but from the sounds of it, the overall scandal may only just be beginning.

Arizona assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson was arrested as part of the probe in September and fired in January.

This investigation could have major ramifications for KU - and many other blue chip basketball programs. This case cost Louisville coach Rick Pitino his job, and four members of the Auburn basketball program along with a player at USC have all been suspended because of it.