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LSU Suspends Coach Will Wade

Posted at 2:33 PM, Mar 08, 2019

(LEX 18)-  LSU has suspended Coach Will Wade following a Yahoo! Sports report that revealed that Wade was caught on an FBI wiretap discussing a deal to land a recruit.

The school’s press release says that they will cooperate fully with any NCAA investigation.

“Recent media reports regarding Coach Will Wade are without question concerning to all of us. As such, we and university officials have taken deliberate and purposeful steps to fairly assess and adequately address this situation. As we have done since media reports first surfaced months ago, we are closely coordinating with the NCAA with every step. They have our full cooperation and we will continue to report to them all facts and information on this matter.

All of us at LSU share the obligation to protect the integrity of this institution, as such, we have suspended Head Coach Will Wade indefinitely until such time as we can ensure full compliance with the NCAA, as well as institutional policies and standards. Assistant coach Tony Benford will assume the duties of interim head coach.

The conversations were recorded between Wade and Adidas rep Christian Dawkins, whose name viewers will recognize from the case against former Louisville coach Rick Pitino.