Michigan native Christian Dawkins, a centerpiece in federal charges from what some are calling the biggest scandal in college basketball history, one which has already cost Louisville’s Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino his job, has turned to the Great Lakes State for his legal representation, with attorney Steven Haney.
“Much has been said about fraud and corruption in college basketball,” Haney said in a press release. “Anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of the reality of the business of college basketball and the NCAA would question the scope, timing and targets of this investigation. One shouldn’t be prematurely condemned based on speculation, accusations and misinformation. There is a story to tell here and that story is one decades long.”
Dawkins is charged in connection with an undercover investigation that commenced in 2015, resulting in federal charges levied against college basketball coaches, sports executives and financial planners.
Haney, a Lansing native whose practice is based out of Southfield, is a former college basketball player himself and in the past an agent and attorney for NBA Hall of Famers Earvin Johnson and Dominique Wilkins.