Correction: College Basketball-Fraud Charges story

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(AP Photo/Larry Neumeister). Suspended Auburn University assistant men's basketball coach, Chuck Person, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Person will remain free ... (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister). Suspended Auburn University assistant men's basketball coach, Chuck Person, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Person will remain free ...
(AP Photo/Larry Neumeister). Suspended University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach, Emanuel Richardson, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Richardson wil... (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister). Suspended University of Arizona assistant men's basketball coach, Emanuel Richardson, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Richardson wil...
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2012, file photo, San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland, left, talks during NCAA college basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio. Bland, who is on suspension from his job as assistant at Southern... (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2012, file photo, San Diego State assistant coach Tony Bland, left, talks during NCAA college basketball practice in Columbus, Ohio. Bland, who is on suspension from his job as assistant at Southern...
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Lamont Evans, an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State University, leaves the federal courthouse following a court appearance in Oklahoma City. Evans is scheduled to appear... (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Lamont Evans, an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State University, leaves the federal courthouse following a court appearance in Oklahoma City. Evans is scheduled to appear...

NEW YORK (AP) - In a story Oct. 10 about three college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lamont Evans has been suspended by Oklahoma State. The school fired Evans after originally suspending him.

A corrected version of the story is below:

3 coaches charged in college bribery scandal freed on bail

3 college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme have appeared in a New York federal court and been freed on $100,000 bail each

By LARRY NEUMEISTER

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Three college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme were each freed on $100,000 bail on Tuesday after initial appearances in a federal court.

Chuck Person, an assistant coach at Auburn, declined to comment as he left the Manhattan courtroom. Attorney David Axelrod, representing Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson, said the impact of the case on his client was devastating. And Tony Bland, an assistant at Southern California, declined to comment, but his attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, called him a good man.

Those three coaches and Lamont Evans, an assistant coach at Oklahoma State, were arrested two weeks ago along with six other people in a massive college basketball scandal. Evans has been fired, Person suspended, and Bland placed on administrative leave.

Federal authorities said the men helped to steer young athletes toward schools, shoe sponsors and agents using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

The men were arrested in the states where they reside, but they will be required to travel to New York as the case proceeds.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker ordered the men to relinquish their passports and to remain confined to their home districts and the New York area, unless they get prior permission to travel.

Person, associate head coach at Auburn, was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1986 and played for five NBA teams over 13 seasons. Prosecutors said Person accepted about $91,500 in bribes last year to steer clients to a Pittsburgh-based financial adviser when they reached the NBA.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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