Adidas exec sentenced in recruitment bribe scandal

Adidas exec sentenced in recruitment bribe scandal

Three men, including an executive from the sports shoe brand Adidas, have been sentenced to prison time for facilitating bribes in the recruitment process for sports positions at 24 American universities.

The former Adidas exec and two others paid families to persuade top university basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the brand. They were sentenced to prison time on Tuesday by a judge who said that he wanted to "send a big warning light to the basketball world,” the Daily Mail reports.

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