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    When the second adviser told Person that he didn't want Joe Mays Youth Jersey to make the proposed payments, Person advised the second player's mother that she should go only with Blazer. She thanked him for "putting the right people around us." On Jan. 5, Michel met with Blazer at a restaurant in Atlanta and discussed a proposal in which Blazer would pay Michel on a monthly basis to connect Blazer with other coaches who were willing to accept bribes. Blazer paid Michel tens of thousands of dollars from January 2017 to about September, according to the FBI, and Michel helped facilitate the payment of $25,000 to an unidentified staff member of another school. The http://www.jetsshopnfl.com/joe-mays-jersey_c-446.html staff member received $5,000 during an initial meeting and an additional $20,000 in later meetings in New York and Atlanta. The FBI said Person received a total of $91,500 from Blazer, and Person claimed to have given approximately $11,000 to the first player's mother and $7,500 to the second player's mother. Michel received $49,000 for arranging the meetings with coaches and players' parents. Person was arrested Tuesday morning and was released on $25,000 bond. Michel was arrested in Charlotte on Tuesday and appeared in front of U.S. Magistrate Court Judge David Keesler, who ordered him to appear in New York in two weeks. Auburn officials suspended Person without pay on Tuesday, and the university said it was "saddened, angry and disappointed" by the news. Auburn officials have hired a Birmingham law firm to investigate the allegations. Auburn president Steven Leath told ESPN that he received a call Monday night and was advised that Authentic John Johnson Youth Jersey an FBI agent wanted to meet with Leath the next morning, without any indication of what the meeting was about. Leath said he wasn't worried, because he assumed it had to do with his security clearance related to certain projects and research work on campus -- not about athletics. An FBI agent arrived shortly before 8 a.m. on Tuesday. "They told me that as a result of a long, complex investigation, they were going to make arrests and make charges related to NCAA basketball. In fact, they had already arrested one of our assistant coaches earlier that morning," Leath said. But the university did get some reassuring news later from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which http://www.ramsnflofficialproshop.com/WOMENS_YOUTH_JOHN_JOHNSON_JERSEY.htmlwas that the university itself was not the target of the investigation, Leath said. "I think it says clearly that they don't think there's some structural problem or some broader problem at the university, that this was an isolated individual," he said. "I don't think anybody else knew. I don't think there's any indication at Auburn that anybody else knew about this." Leath said coaches have identified the two student-athletes referenced in the FBI's investigation, but he would not name them, and he said the school, which has hired an outside law firm to investigate the men's basketball program, will wait for information from that review to determine what further actions, if any, need to be taken. "It's very disappointing," Leath said. "I think university presidents are always concerned that the tail doesn't wag the dog. And then you see things like this going on under people's noses, and you wonder how Authentic Spencer Ware Youth Jersey it's even possible." On June 15, the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions announced that it would suspend Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five games this coming season, and ordered the Cardinals to vacate all records from December 2010 to June 2014 as a result of an investigation into the program's high-profile escort scandal. According to Louisville, the program would have to forfeit 108 regular-season wins and 15 NCAA tournament victories, including the 2013 national title. The NCAA accused Pitino, one of the sport's most successful coaches, of failing to monitor former staff member Andre McGee, who allegedly arranged for strip dances or sex acts for three players, 15 recruits and two coaches who were not affiliated with the school at a Louisville dormitory. At the time, Pitino said he was unaware McGee was hosting the parties in the dorm. "None of us do not feel extreme remorse, regret in everything that went on inside that dormitory," Pitino said at a news conference when the NCAA penalties were http://www.chiefsnflofficialprostore.com/SPENCER-WARE-JERSEY-CHEAP.html announced. "We've said that many, many times. But this is over the top. It's to the point where it's not even conceivable, what I just read. "We are embarrassed about what went on. We're extremely contrite about what went on. But one person does not determine the worth of what we're about as a program." On July 10, less than a month after the NCAA penalties were announced and about a month before the university appealed what it called "draconian" sanctions, an unidentified Louisville assistant coach spoke on the telephone with Merl Code, an Adidas employee and a former Clemson basketball player; Munish Sood, a financial adviser from Princeton, New Jersey; and an undercover agent, who was recording the call for the FBI. The men discussed how they were going to mask an initial $25,000 payment from Adidas to the father of a high school player who had recently committed to Louisville, which has a shoe and apparel deal with Adidas.