The ongoing NCAA corruption probe might finally be picking up some steam again, as former USC assistant coach Tony Bland will plead guilty to charges of federal funds bribery, according to Yahoo Sports.
Bland also faced charges of wired fraud and solicitation of bribes.
Yahoo Sources: Former USC assistant Tony Bland in the process of reaching a plea deal with federal authorities in college basketball fraud case. Story with @YahooForde @PeteThamel https://t.co/OuE78TqfPr— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 20, 2018
Federal prosecutors claim that he accepted $13,000 from sports agent Christian Dawkins in order to steer prospective athletes towards USC.
The three other coaches who were also arrested, Auburn's Chuck Person, Arizona's Book Richardson, and Oklahoma State's Lamont Evans, are all expected to reach similar plea deals.
The 4 assistant coaches in NCAA scandal -- Chuck Person, Tony Bland, Lamont Evans & Book Richardson -- have been suspended by their schools.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 26, 2017
The corruption scandal cast a bright light on some of the ugliest goings-on in college basketball. This probe is by no means over or headed towards a speedy resolution, but the light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shine.