LSU head coach Will Wade suspended

Wes McElroy
March 08, 2019 - 2:50 pm

Former VCU head coach/ now LSU head man Will Wade has been suspended the day after the exclusive report by YahooSports showcased wiretaps with Will Wade discussing an "offer" about a recruit with noted agent runner Christian Dawkins.

The reporting yesterday by Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel was pretty damning.

What was leaked from the wiretap didn’t directly connect Will Wade with the recruit or the recruits mom.    There is no exact financial amount said of what offer was made but its pretty damning. Its pretty damming that you are in connection with known agent runner Christian Dawkins. Its pretty damning to read the transcipts and what Will is angry about with the “offer”.


Read the story here:

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU has suspended coach Will Wade indefinitely amid reports about his conversations with a person convicted last year of funneling money to the families of basketball recruits.
LSU Chancellor F. King Alexander and athletic director Joe Alleva said in a joint statement Friday that assistant Tony Benford will assume interim head coaching duties until LSU can ensure that Wade's recruiting tactics have been in full compliance with NCAA and university policies.

Tenth-ranked LSU is in the midst of one of the more successful seasons in program history and can guarantee at least a share of the SEC regular season title with a victory Saturday over Vanderbilt.

A Yahoo report on Thursday included excerpts of a wire-tapped phone conversation with Christian Dawkins, who is one of several people convicted in October of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for funneling illegal payments to families of recruits to Louisville, Kansas and North Carolina State. Dawkins also is a defendant in a federal bribery case scheduled for trial scheduled for April 22.


More reaction at 3pm with Wes McElroy