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LSU’s Will Wade comments after name comes up in basketball corruption trial

Posted at 9:16 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 23:31:30-04

LSU’s basketball coach has made his first comments since having his name come up in a New York courtroom hearing a federal case focused on basketball corruption, our media partners at the Advocate report

The federal case is against two former Adidas employees and a would-be agent.

The paper says that Will Wade made his first comments on the matter Wednesday at Southeastern Conference media days.

Wade said that he’s never done any business of any kind with Christian Dawkins, one of the three men charged in a case that first came to light in September 2017.

Read more on that story from the Advocate here

During proceedings, in which the jury was not present, attorneys for the defense said that the government had recorded a conversation between Wade and Dawkins in which they discussed a recruit, According to the Advocates report.

That conversation will not be allowed into evidence in the case.

“Certainly, it was a little bit surprising, but I’m not really going to react to what the defense attorney said,” Wade said. “I certainly get it that the judge didn’t let it in. I will say I’m very proud of everything I’ve done as LSU’s head coach … I’m very proud of what we’ve done at LSU.”

Read more of Wade’s comments here.