Suspended Auburn Associate Head Basketball Coach Chuck Person has been released from federal custody on a $100,000 bond.
As we reported earlier, Person was arrested by federal officers after the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York charged himself and four other collegiate basketball coaches with fraud and corruption. Federal officials claim that Person’s accepted payments from a sports agent in exchange for access to Auburn players.
As part of an extensive investigation, four coaches from different organizations were arrested. Speaking to the serious nature of their crimes, Joon H. Kim, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York said, “Coaches at some of the nation’s top programs were taking cash bribes, managers and advisers were circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes, and employees of a global sportswear company were funneling cash to families of high school recruits.”
Person is currently suspended without pay from his role at Auburn University. As part of his bond, he has surrendered his passport and is only allowed to travel to New York for court appearances.