Former UA Assistant Basketball Coach Richardson Sentenced

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 4:31pm
Updated: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 5:02pm
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A former University of Arizona assistant basketball coach was sentenced Thursday for his role in the college basketball corruption scandal. 

Emanuel “Book” Richardson pleaded guilty earlier this year to accepting $20,000 in bribes from an aspiring business manager of pro-athletes. He received three months in prison and two years of probation.

Three other assistant coaches at other major programs were also charged.

UA said in a letter to the court that Richardson damaged the school’s reputation and his actions could result in NCAA sanctions and penalties.

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