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Yahoo Sports is reporting that former LSU basketball player Tim Quarterman received a loan of $16,000 while he was a junior at the school from NBA agent Andy Miller of AMS Sports.

Miller and AMS are currently under investigation by the FBI for their involvement in paying money to college athletes.
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An ASM balance sheet in the hands of federal investigators shows accounts through Dec. 31, 2015, with the subheading, “Loan to Players.” It listed several who were in high school or college as receiving four-figure and five-figure payments from ASM Sports. Among the largest listed loans:

-Dennis Smith, who would go on to play at North Carolina State in 2016-17, received $43,500 according to the documents. Another document headed “Pina,” for ASM agent Stephen Pina, says Smith received a total of $73,500 in loans and includes notes about “options to recoup the money” when Smith did not sign with ASM.

-Isaiah Whitehead, at the time a freshman at Seton Hall, received $26,136 according to the documents. The “Pina” document says Whitehead received $37,657 and was “setting up payment plan.” Whitehead signed with ASM but later left the agency for Roc Nation.

-Tim Quarterman, at the time a junior at LSU, received at least $16,000 according to the balance sheet.

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Quarterman played at LSU from 2013-2016 under former head coach Johnny Jones. The Savannah, GA ended up signing with Verus Management, not AMS after the 2015-16 season.

Quarterman went undrafted but signed by the Portland Trailblazers, and appeared in 18 games during the 2016-2017 season. He was traded to the Houston Rockets in October of 2017 but was waived by the team. He currently plays for the Agua Caliente Clippers in the NBA G League.

Former LSU and current Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin was also named on the document for receiving over $50,000 but was already in the NBA when he received the loan, according to the date on the balance sheet.
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33 Comments
I honestly didn’t know it was a federal crime for an agent to pay a player.
Reply38 months
I cannot understand that either. Especially when these 'payments' are loans the organizations expect to be paid back. IDK if there are some tax laws being violated or maybe there's certain federal regulations governing the loan procedure's that were violated. The FBI and NCAA should be investigating referees and game officials instead of kids from poor families just trying to get by in life. How much money does Mark Emmert make each year off college athletics? It's these kids that make college sports what it is and they get nothing while coaches make millions and administrators make hundreds of thousands. Years ago I was against paying players. I mean, an education is expensive and they get that for free. But, in todays world these players must work a lot harder to get to the next level past college. In the past these kids could get summer jobs and save money for the season to use for going out to see a movie or going to a restaurant. But now days they must work out 4 to 8 hours a day or they will fall behind the competition. Kids on academic scholarship are allowed to work for spending money, but athletic scholarship athletes are not allowed to. Not during the season, and they would not have the time to do so anyway. The NCAA is ruining college athletics. These major universities like LSU, Fla, FSU Texas, USC etc. need to seceded from the NCAA and institute another governing body that will be more lenient to the needs of these kids and allow them to get paid something. Maybe then some of these kids who know they won't get drafted will stay in school another year or two.
38 months
ParrishGore The only way you can even try to compensate players is to give each and everyone of them the same amount, and that goes for bench players along with tennis players and water polo players alike. Can you now understand why not?
38 months
Wait til football gets hit :(
Reply38 months
I want my money back.
Reply38 months
This has got to spill over into football. There is no way The Bryant Bank and the University of Alabama can go undetected forever.
Reply38 months
Good thing the Alabama offensive lineman got a $ 35,000 illegal benefit check before the 2011 National Championship game.
Reply38 months
Why does that matter. LSU doesn't need to cheat.
38 months
Does anybody know if this is part of the big FBI investigation going on in NCAA BBall? I think we would all be pretty dumb to believe this is not ever happening at LSU. I would like to believe what does go on at LSU is isolated incidents of individuals, and not an athletic epidemic. I am really hoping we stay out of "big investigation" going on right now. This investigation could wipe out 12-15 of the most prominent programs in BBall, and with the class we have coming in next year, we could shoot right to the top.
Reply38 months
... Nvmd
38 months
Money not well spent.
Reply38 months
It's beside the point, but talk about wasted money. This makes the '15-16 team the most disappointing in team history.
Reply38 months
Look, I'm no expert by any means...but can someone explain to my why an agency that is doing ILLEGAL payments to players still in college, why they would keep a fricking balance sheet on company computers with detailed activity of their crimes? I mean, did they issue 1099s on the money given to each player as well? My God, this is next level stupid shite right here
Reply38 months
Got a loan from one while in school, signed with another. Double dick move.
Reply38 months
Paid to tank??
Reply38 months
If LSU had no involvement and this was an isolated incident, then I don't see how the NCAA could do a damn thing about it. I'm 100% positive that if they dug hard and deep enough they would find that this happens everywhere. As long as LSU had zero knowledge or involvement then they would penalize the player not the program IMO. Now if it was a common occurrence and was happening with everyone then that would be a different story altogether. Being how other universities weren't penalized for much more egregious activities, I don't see how they could make LSU pay for this.
Reply38 months
No sir...the NCAA does not have jurisdiction over players who are already gone from school. penalties are levied over the school.
38 months
I played college sports and got stuff under the table and that was at a smaller state school.
Reply38 months
Did Andy Miller represent any other former LSU players?
Reply38 months
Well, IDK what LSU and it's administrators could do about this and IDK what sanctions can be imposed on LSU other than forfeiting games. My concern at this point would be loss of scholarships or post-season ban. I don't see this happening when it didn't happen to USC after it was discovered that Bush received money. He forfeited his Heisman and they forfeited their 2004 NC, but I don't recall their current staff or program being punished. And I don't recall anything being done to Michigan after Webber admitted he received over 200 thousand in money while in school. I know these kids get a free education, in the sense they don't pay money for it, but the NCAA is making billions off these kids. If the NCAA doesn't get with the times and allow institutions to give these kids money, eventually someone will start a developmental league for high school players who want to get paid while they develop their talents. Maybe if certain universities would secede from the NCAA and institute their own governing body, maybe then they could pay these kids and keep this type thing from happening.
Reply38 months
What the hell are you talking about. As a result of sanctions issued by both USC and the NCAA, the Trojan athletic program received some of the harshest penalties ever meted out to a Division 1 program. The football team was forced to vacate the final two wins of its 2004 national championship season, as well as all of its wins in 2005. It was also banned from bowl games in both 2010 and 2011 and was docked 30 scholarships over three years. The basketball team gave up all of its wins from the 2007-08 season and sat out postseason play in 2010. The NCAA accepted USC's earlier elimination of its wins between November 2006 and May 2009 and did not sanction the team further.[1] Shortly after the NCAA handed out its penalties, the Football Writers Association of America announced it would no longer recognize the Trojans as its 2004 national champion.[5] In June 2011, the Bowl Championship Series stripped the Trojans of the 2004 BCS title, though the Associated Press still recognizes the Trojans as its national champions for 2004. Bush is the first person in the Heisman Trophy's history to give his trophy back to the Heisman Trust, and the 2005 season is the only one in the award's history for which there is no winner.
38 months
ParrishGore. Do you really want there to start being bidding wars for an athlete to come to a college?
38 months
This could frick us hard.
Reply38 months
Jarrell Martin was great his sophomore year. We had players. That wasn’t the problem
Reply38 months
I played - everyone gets paid in one way or another. I was mad at how little I got compared to the stars! lol Bottom line is, when the waterlpolo team brings in 90,000 people on a Saturday afternoon at $75 a pop, they can demand money too!
Reply38 months
K.
Reply38 months
Amazing that any of our players from that period of time got paid when considering how much bad they were.
Reply38 months
The teams during that period were subpar, but we had talented NBA caliber players come through the program nonetheless, so it’s not all that amazing
38 months
Yes they much bad
38 months
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