With college basketball currently amidst a huge scandal involving brand companies, bribery and sports agencies, it seems weird to have an NBA player connected to everything. However, few players have been as impacted as former Heat center Willie Reed due to the fallout of everything. Reed was a client of ASM Sports, which was recently raided by the FBI, with high profile agent Andy Miller in the middle of it all. An employee of ASM, Christian Dawkins, was the primary representative for Reed over the last few months. However, not only was Dawkins arrested by the FBI, but he was also fired from ASM months ago and still representing Reed despite no longer being officially employed. Dawkins was arrested for his role in the FBI probe, in which he was connected to two separate fraud and bribery schemes and was indicted on four counts of wire fraud. Dawkins, sources say, advised Reed to turn down a preliminary three-year, $15 million deal by the Miami Heat early in the free-agency juncture with the promise of a larger market opening up for his services. That never occurred. Reed terminated his contract with Miller on the evening of July 11, sources say. Sources say Dawkins represented Reed and others well after he was believed to have been fired from the company over two months ago for racking up $42,000 in Uber charges on an unnamed NBA player's credit card.
Willie Reed lost out on $15 million contract with Heat due to uncertified agent
CBS Sports | Sep 29