Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

New Evidence Suggests Haskins Told Players to Withhold Information

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

New Evidence Suggests Haskins Told Players to Withhold Information

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MINNEAPOLIS - Recent interviews with several University of Minnesota men's basketball players have changed what investigators know about alleged misconduct, the Star Tribune reported last month, citing an unnamed source.

Just days before university President Mark G. Yudof was to release a report on academic fraud, investigators began focusing on new information from three former players, the newspaper said.

Jason Stanford, Antoine Broxsie and Miles Tarver were originally questioned before they and a fourth player were suspended from the Golden Gophers' opening game of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament in March in Seattle. The Gophers lost to Gonzaga.

A second source with direct knowledge of the questions that investigators have been asking told the newspaper that some recent questions have focused on whether former coach Clem Haskins urged players not to tell "the whole truth" when theywere first questioned eight months ago about alleged fraud.

Haskins resigned under pressure injune and took a $1. …

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