Oklahoma State fires assistant coach charged in federal corruption case

Lamont Evans appeared in federal court Sept. 27. (KOKH/Josh Vascil)

Oklahoma State has fired an assistant basketball coach charged in a federal corruption case.

The university announced Thursday that Lamont Evans has been "terminated for cause" just one day after he appeared in federal court.

Evans was among 10 people charged by the Department of Justice for "fraud and corruption in college basketball". The federal indictment states that Evans was paid bribes for access to student-athletes that he coached at both OSU and South Carolina. He was also allegedly paid at least $22,000 in bribes to "exert his official influence" over athletes he coached and steer them toward specific business and investment services once they entered the NBA.

Documents state the FBI has recorded phone conversations of Evans steering players during his time at Oklahoma State.

Evans was hired by the university in 2016 after four seasons with South Carolina. Last year, he served as the Cowboys associate head coach and recruiting coordinator.

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