The older brother of Texas incoming freshman Mohamed Bamba, the nation's No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2017, posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday saying he told the NCAA the five-star prospect accepted cash and gifts from a financial adviser who doubles as a mentor. "He's not going to play this year in the NCAA because I already reported him to the NCAA -- and I'm already going to meet with the NCAA," said Ibrahim Johnson, Bamba's brother. "He's not going to play this year. ... I exposed that kid." Johnson, who has been arrested multiple times this year, made the claims in a profanity-filled 22-minute video in which he alleges Bamba accepted $200 a week for an unspecified amount of time, a bed and various other things from Greer Love, who is a vice president at Huron Capital. If true, and without context, that could theoretically cause NCAA issues for Bamba. But a source told CBS Sports that Love has mentored Bamba since he was "9 or 10 years old" -- meaning, in the NCAA's eyes, Love and Bamba likely qualify as two people with a "clear preexisting relationship." In that case, the NCAA probably would not view Love providing gifts to Bamba as "impermissible" because, in accordance with NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124.6, the relationship between Love and Bamba would predate "the athlete's status as a prospective student-athlete."
Mohamed Bamba's brother says the Texas 5-star freshman accepted cash and gifts
CBS Sports | Jun 29