Georgia Tech basketball senior Tadric Jackson and sophomore Josh Okogie have each been suspended three and 6 games, correspondingly, through the NCAA after accepting advantages of Ron Bell, an old friend of Yellowjackets mind coach Josh Pastner.
Correction (8:54 p.m. ET): Among the suspended players is Tadric Jackson, not Tadric Manley. The publish continues to be updated to mirror that.
Georgia Tech also stated that Pastner immediately reported the violations as he grew to become conscious of them, while Bell stated Pastner only accomplished it after Bell threatened to reveal the violations.
(Bell) stated also, he spent “about $500” on groceries for that players once they remained at his house from May 9-13, and that he provided photo proof of Okogie and Jackson in the pool. The NCAA ought to be thinking about, he stated, a 220-mile roundtrip ride from Phoenix Sky Harbor Worldwide Airport terminal to Bell’s house in Tucson, which Bell stated he deliver to both players, being an impermissible benefit. After accumulated other various expenses, together with a $120 meal Bell stated he’d with Okogie and Jackson in a Houston’s in Atlanta, the 51 year-old who works in real estate business concluded he’s certainly given Okogie greater than $750 and Jackson greater than $525 in impermissible benefits.