March 26th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

N.C. State has stopped making buyout payments to former basketball coach Mark Gottfried, who has been swept up the Adidas college basketball corruption scandal. The school still owes Gottfried about $520,000, his attorney said, and has broken a buyout agreement. There is no pending legal action — and Gottfried’s Raleigh-based attorney, Elliot Abrams of Cheshire Parker Schneider, said he hopes it doesn’t have come to that. N.C. State acknowledged it is no longer making the payments but wouldn’t provide details. The school is trying to use Gottfried’s connection to the federal trial involving a former Adidas executive and former N.C. State star Dennis Smith Jr. as a way of paying Gottfried less than he is owed, Abrams said. -Joe Giglio, The Island Packet. Read More.

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