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ESPN Report Says 2 Kentucky Players Mentioned In Documents In NCAA Investigation

Posted at 10:04 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 07:20:05-05

(KSR/ESPN) Kentucky Sports Radio is reporting that two Kentucky players have been mentioned in an FBI scandal document that was handed over to the NCAA.

They cite ESPN as saying that former player Jarred Vanderbilt and current player Ashton Hagans were two of the 19 players mentioned in a business plan that Christian Dawkins proposed to his partners back in September 2017.

ESPN reports an email said Dawkins planned to “give Vanderbilt’s family $30,000 in travel expenses to watch Vanderbilt play last season and that Vanderbilt’s father was going to get a $25,000 signing bonus when his son turned pro”. Dawkins also proposed giving Vanderbilt a “$100,000 line of credit and $25,000 advance on his marketing revenue if he was projected as a lottery pick at the end of the 2017-2018 season,” according to ESPN and KSR.

Dawkins mentioned Hagans in the email, according to ESPN, saying he wanted to pay Hagans $2,000 a month from October 2017- October 2018, then $3,000 monthly through April 2020.

The KSR story says that there is no proof Hagans or Vanderbilt agreed to the plans or even met Dawkins.

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Ashton Hagans has a knack for giving opponents problems on defense and making steals like this one he made in the Bahamas. (UK Athletics Photo)