Former Penn State basketball player D.J. Newbill was among the players listed in bank statements of ASM Sports obtained and published by Yahoo Sports in his bombshell report on Friday. ASM Sports is an agency at the center of an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball, and many high-profile players and programs were implicated by the documents.
The Yahoo report alleged some players received cash loans from ASM while in college. Newbill is on the list as having received a $2,000 loan sometime before the end of 2015. Newbill finished his college career with Penn State in the 2014-15 season, beginning his professional career shortly thereafter.
It’s unclear if Newbill received the alleged loan before or after his time with the Nittany Lions. If it was after, Penn State would not face any potential NCAA sanctions.
Penn State coach Pat Chambers initially refrained from commenting on the matter Friday, but he issued a statement to Blue-White Illustrated on Saturday evening. Chambers said he has “no connection” to Andy Miller, the head of ASM, or the rest of the agency.
“I have no connection or association with Andy Miller or his agency,” Chambers said. “The University is looking into the information released on Friday. As I have stated, this program is committed to doing things the right way.”
Though former guard D.J. Newbill is listed in loan documents, in a statement provided to BWI, Penn State head coach Patrick Chambers has dismissed any connection to NBA agent Andy Miller or his agency:https://t.co/IO5lVHEdXA
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