LSU Announces Decision On Head Coach Will Wade

Jose Verdugo
Abril 16, 2019

"Coach Wade met Friday with University and NCAA officials", Alleva said in a statement.

Wade was suspended over an alleged "offer" he made to a recruit that was caught on a wiretap in a conversation with Christian Dawkins, an ex-middleman who has been found guilty and will serve jail time for his role in the college basketball corruption scandal.

After being held out for LSU's regular-season finale, Smart was cleared to play in the SEC and NCAA tournaments.

"Coach Wade's explanations and clarifications offered during the meeting, absent actual evidence of misconduct, satisfy his contractual obligation to LSU".

"I look forward to re-joining the team right away", Wade continued. Sports report alleging Wade being heard on an Federal Bureau of Investigation wiretap with Christian Dawkins discussing a "strong-ass offer" to get guard Javonte Smart to join the Tigers before Smart signed on with LSU in 2017.

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LSU announced Wade's reinstatement seemingly from left field Sunday night.

But after Wade's Friday sit-down with his employers and the NCAA, the first meeting involving Wade since his indefinite suspension, everything is copasetic? During those meetings, he answered all questions and denied any wrongdoing in connection with recently reported allegations of irregularities in college basketball recruiting.

Wade has since changed his representation, hiring Chicago-based attorney Steven Thompson, who has represented universities, coaches, athletes and governing bodies in matters before the NCAA and the USOC. However, the seriousness of the allegations and Coach Wade's prior refusal to refute them could not be ignored without exposing the University and the basketball program to great risk. "President Alexander has accepted this recommendation".

"I regret the circumstances that prevented me from meeting with the University sooner".

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