Lamont Evans has pleaded guilty to bribery after accepting bribes to steer players to certain financial advisors, and business managers. Evans is now the third coach of the four assistants that were arrested in the fall of 2017 to plead guilty in the FBI trial. Evans admitted to receiving $22,000 for his actions of steering South Carolina and Oklahoma State players to certain guys.
Sentencing for Evans is expected to be May 10th. His guilty plea carries a maximum of up to five years in prison. Although many expect him to reach a plea deal that would recommend about two years in prison.
Here’s the release on Lamont Evans pleading guilty to bribery pic.twitter.com/4OhNKVG6mf
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) January 30, 2019
The last coach among the four not to plead guilty is Chuck Person from Auburn whose trial is set for June 10th. The two other coaches who have pleaded guilty as well are Book Richardson from Arizona and Tony Bland from USC. At this point, none of the head coaches these assistants coached under have faced any problems. Evans coached under Frank Martin and Brad Underwood at two different schools when these crimes happened.