One visit to the strip joint is ending badly for this coach.
ESPN reports that the NCAA is charging a former Georgia Tech assistant coach, as of Thursday night (Mar. 14), with Level I violations involving current Chicago Bulls rookie Wendell Carter, Jr. and former GA Tech/NBA player Jarrett Jack.
Subsequently, the NCAA notified GA Tech officials that former asst. coach Darryl LaBarrie; a booster, identified as Jack; and Ron Bell, a former friend of GA Tech Yellow Jackets basketball coach Josh Pastner, are all being charged with multiple, serious, alleged violations for the November 2016 visit to an Atlanta strip joint; where Jack reportedly provided $300 to Carter and an unidentified then-GA Tech player.
The school stated Friday (Mar. 15), “Georiga Tech will not have further comment at this time.” They have until May, 16 to respond to the NCAA allegations.
In addition, the GA Teach released a statement on Friday (Mar. 15):
Georgia Tech announced on Friday that it had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA.
The notice, which alleges three violations of NCAA rules within Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball program, was received following a joint review by Georgia Tech and the NCAA. A notice of allegations is a step in the NCAA’s process of investigating potential rules violations, but the process is ongoing. Georgia Tech has until May 16, 2019, to respond to the allegations.
Because the NCAA process remains open, Georgia Tech will not have further comment at this time.
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