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Terps Handed Two Subpoenas in College Probe

Become Ninth University Subpoenaed

July 06, 2018 - 4:46 pm
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By Austin Medina 

The Maryland Terps announced Friday that the university had received two subpoenas from a grand jury.

The ongoing NCAA basketball investigation has been underway for months and has seen big time universities in the wrong, including Louisville. Hall of Fame head coach Rick Pitino was fired due to the investigation that has now been issued to Maryland. 

Being involved in the probe is a big blow to the basketball program. After seeing both Kevin Huerter and Justin Jackson drafted in the 2018 NBA Draft in late June, the program is under tremendous negative pressure.

In February, former Terps guard Diamond Stone reportedly received more than $14,000 in exchange for signing with ASM Sports.

Head coach Mark Turgeon denounced any knowledge of the alleged payments Stone received.

“We remain steadfast in upholding a program of integrity that reflects the values of our University community."

The subpoenas were ordered in regards to two players specifically, as the allegations against Stone led to the probe.

The first was a player unnamed, due to privacy rights. A U.S. District Attorney in New York requested all emails and communication with the unnamed player. In this subpoena, the only member of the Terps staff named was assistant head coach Bino Ranson.

The second implicates Silvio De Sousa, one of the Terps recruits out of IMG Academy in Florida. Though named, the De Sousa family has denounced any involvement in the allegations.