The Oklahoman's Nolan Clay and Randy Ellis report the subpoena is a result of the emerging scandal involving former Cowboys assistant coach Lamont Evans and allegedly taking bribes to steer athletes to certain financial advisors.
- Documents and communications "regarding actual or potential NCAA rules violations relating to the receipt of money, travel, in-kind benefits or services by players and coaches" for the team, including between university employees or officers, with the NCAA and "non-privileged material from any NCAA internal investigations". "Obviously, he's someone who had the respect of our players, someone who had worked at this university before", Boynton said of Evans, in his first interview since Evans' firing.
"Failure to attend and produce any items hereby demanded will constitute contempt of court and will subject you to civil sanctions and criminal penalties, in addition to penalties of the law, " Joon H. Kim, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of NY, states in the grand jury subpoena that was dated September 27 and obtained by The Oklahoman through an open records request. The school has until October 17 to comply with the FBI's subpoena, either by supplying the information or sending an employee to New York City to testify in front of a grand jury.
The subpoena document is dated September 27, 2017 and gives OSU until October 17th to provide all these records or appear before a grand jury in a Manhattan, NY court room.
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Evidence of men's basketball NCAA violations is just a small part of records the grand jury is demanding.
The subpoena demands OSU release various types of documents, including NCAA certifications forms, scholarship and financial aid papers and communications between OSU's coaching staff and players as well as parents.