May 17th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

UNLV has hired the law firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King to investigate claims by attorney Michael Avenatti that a representative for Brandon McCoy received improper inducements from Nike to send the coveted basketball recruit to play for the Rebels. Avenatti on Thursday shared emails between himself and Eric Nepomuceno, UNLV’s senior associate athletic director for compliance, with the Review-Journal that show the school had hired attorneys Mike Glazier and Jason Montgomery and intended to look further into the allegations. UNLV declined comment Thursday, instead referring to a statement from three weeks ago that the university was continuing to look into the matter. McCoy played one season at UNLV before turning professional. -Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal. Read More.

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