NC State releases details of subpoena related to FBI probe, relates to Gottfried, Early and DSJ

NC State was asked by the Southern District of New York Court to not disclose the contents of the subpoena it received back on Jan. 17, which stem from the FBI’s investigation into corruption in major college basketball.

Last Friday, in the midst of the ACC Tournament, NC State made public that it had in fact received the subpoena.

According to athletics spokesman Fred Demarest: No NC State players, coaches or officials have been contacted by prosecutors, though, per Demarest.

The copy of the subpoena that NC State released on Friday, March 16, came after several media requests. It demands that the university turn over communication exchanges (texts, emails) and records related to Dennis Smith Jr., former coach Mark Gottfried and former assistant coach Orlando Early.

Gottfried, who coached at NC State from 2011-17, went 123-86 while in Raleigh; on Monday this week, he was hired by Cal State Northridge to be its new men’s basketball coach.

Smith, an All-Freshmen team selection in the ACC last season, was selected 9th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2017 NBA Draft. He averages 14.9 points and 4.9 assists in 30 minutes per game for the 22-46 Mavs.


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