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Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman responds to pay-to-play allegations

Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman responds to pay-to-play allegations
Published On: Fri, Oct 05
March 14, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman instructs during the first half in the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Wildcats defeated the Ducks 80-52. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

It's been over a year since the first arrests were made in the FBI's investigation of corruption in college basketball and theA trial is now underway.

One of the surprises coming out of the federal courtroom this week was a direct implication against the University of Oregon men's basketball team. On Friday, Oregon coach Dana Altman spoke to reporters for the first time since the allegations.

"The claims at our programs are all false," said Altman.A "We dont pay players, we never will."

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There has been no evidence to prove Oregon's alleged offer, to date. Here how the week played out in courtA for Oregon.A 

TheA fraud trial is focused on Adidas exectuiveA Jim Gatto, former Adidas contractor Merl Code,A and sports agent Christian Dawkins.A They have been accused of payingA prep players to steer them to certainA Adidas-aligned schools.

Oregon had no ties with the pay-to-play scandalA untilA Monday when Oregon appeared on the university list given to jurors.A 

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