- Apr 5, 2006
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Former Penn basketball head coach Jerome Allen alleged in court on Monday that Bowman knew about a bribery scheme to get a player onto the Quakers basketball team.
Former Pennsylvania basketball coach Jerome Allen testified on Friday that he took around $300,000 in bribes from Philip Esformes to get his son, Morris, on the basketball team, according to a Philly.com storypublished on Monday evening that cited Law360.com.
Allen testified that former Penn assistant, and current first-year Auburn assistant Ira Bowman knew of the scheme, and was subsequently brought into it after Allen was fired by Penn in 2015.
According to Law360.com, after being fired, Allen set up a separate account where Phillip Esformes would wire money, and Allen also gave Bowman a debit card to access the account.
An Auburn Athletics spokesman said the school had no immediate comment when reached earlier this evening, but the spokesman said that they were in the process of better understanding the situation.
Phillip Esformes was hoping to have his son accepted into the Wharton Business School, using a basketball priority slot.
A few days ago I mentioned, albeit off handedly, that we're looking at a team in the SECT Championship that's going to be neck deep in this whole ordeal: Auburn and LSU are in the same bracket vs UK and UT on the opposite side. It reminds me of an old idiom, "the best jokes have a degree of truth to them."