By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Tuesday, November 8, 2017, Auburn University fired assistant men’s basketball coach, Auburn/NBA basketball legend, Chuck Person.
Person was indicted by a federal criminal grand jury Tuesday on six counts fraud, bribery, and conspiracy. The Federal Bureau of Investigation claims that a financial manager paid $91,500 worth of bribes to Person to refer clients to financial advisor Marty Blazer. Former NBA referee, Rashan Michel, was allegedly the go-between between Blazer a shoe company and Person and the other coaches. Person allegedly then gave $18,500 to the parents of two un-named Auburn players. According to the FBI, Adidas, Auburn’s sponsoring shoe and apparel company, is named as being involved in this scandal. Blazer is cooperating with federal authorities.