TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - University of Arizona men's basketball coach Sean Miller and a few players will be at media day Thursday, Oct. 5, but the school said they will only answer "basketball-related" questions.
UA said Miller, Allonzo Trier, and Parker Jackson-Cartwright will be available to talk about practice and the upcoming season during an event at McKale Center at 2:30 p.m.
What they won't talk about is the college basketball bribery scandal that lead to the arrest of 10 men, including a long-time Wildcats assistant coach.
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The school's media day was originally set for Sept. 27, but it was postponed after assistant coach Emanuel "Book" Richardson was arrested in a national bribery scandal one day earlier.
Richardson, who is facing charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, solicitation of bribes by an agent of a federally funded organization, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, wire fraud conspiracy and travel act conspiracy, has been suspended by the school.
Richardson is one of 10 men accused of using bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, financial advisers, even tailors.
Miller, who has worked with Richardson for more than 10 years, remained silent about the incident until Tuesday, Oct. 3, when he released following statement: