LSU receives notice of allegations tied to men’s basketball, football programs; Will Wade under scrutiny

LSU has received a notice of allegations related to potential violations in the men’s basketball and football programs, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.

The notice comes from the Complex Case Unit, which is part of the Independent Accountability Resolution Process that’s handling this and other cases for the NCAA. The notice of allegations stem from multiple cases, including LSU’s ties to the federal basketball investigation that became public in 2017.

While details and specifics from the notice aren’t expected to be released until LSU complies with open records requests, a source told ESPN that the allegations related to the basketball program are significant. Sports Illustrated first reported the notice on Tuesday. LSU declined comment on Tuesday night.

The notice is expected to again put the future of basketball coach Will Wade in the crosshairs. The LSU head coach was suspended from the SEC and NCAA tournaments in March 2019 after Yahoo Sports reported that Wade was on a wiretap talking about a “strong ass” offer to a recruit. That call was eventually played in an HBO documentary, spliced with an interview with middleman Christian Dawkins saying Wade was “100% talking about money” in the comment.

Author: Lucy Green