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Judge to rule whether UA’s Sean Miller will testify in corruption case

TUCSON – A judge is scheduled to rule on whether Sean Miller, the head coach for University of Arizona men’s basketball program, will be required to testify in the NCAA basketball corruption trial Friday.

Back in 2017, Miller’s then, assistant coach, Emanuel “Book” Richardson was arrested for bribery and obstruction of justice. Richardson was accused of accepting $20,000 in bribes and using that money to entice a recruit to attend Arizona. The former assistant coach was among 10 people arrested in September 2018.

In January, Richardson took a pleaded guilty in the case.

Earlier in February, Miller was questioned in a press conference about potentially being subpoenaed. He declined to comment during this time. ESPN also released a report alleging the FBI caught Miller on wiretap discussing payment for Deandre Ayton.

Late February, multiple media outlets reported that Miller was notified that he will be subpoenaed in reference to the case. He released a statement on March 1, denying any wrongdoing. Ayton also denied any wrongdoing.

This is a developing story. 

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.
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