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Defense attorney: Arizona Wildcats were prepared to spend $150K to land recruit

Defense attorney: Arizona Wildcats were prepared to spend $150K to land recruit
Published On: Wed, Oct 03
Dec 23, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats guard Elliott Pitts (24) defends Northern Arizona Lumberjacks guard Kris Yanku (4) during the second half at McKale Center. Arizona won 77-44. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

The attorney for former Adidas executive Jim Gatto said in court Tuesday that Arizona had offered a€” or was prepared to offer a€” $150,000 to land recruit Nassir Little.

Arizona Daily StarA correspondent Adam Zagoria is covering the trial, which is taking place at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse in New York. Tuesday's news follows what attorney Michael Schachter said during Monday's jury selection a€” that Gatto was told Arizona, a Nike school, was prepared to pay Little and that Adidas was asked to match the money.A Arizona's reported offer to Little was first alleged in a federal complaint released a year ago.

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