College basketball's sneaker scandal is troubling and years in the making

Adidas executive Jim Gatto has been charged in an NCAA corruption scandal

Apparel brands have always been uncomfortably close to the world of college basketball recruiting. On Tuesday things came to a head when the FBI detailed an expansive corruption investigation involving college coaches, financial advisors and a representative of a major sportswear company.

This is a major deal for the NCAA and a major deal for Adidas. Being involved in an investigation of this magnitude is obviously...

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