Tom Jurich Statement on today’s Extortion Indictment
News broke today that Mississippi’s own Thomas E. Ray III was arrested in his attempt to extort the University of Louisville for 3.5 Million dollars. Ray’s claim was that he had good reason to believe that Russ Smith, Chane Behanan, and Gorgui Dieng had been point shaving…………..Right.
Here was Tom Jurich’s statement released today:
“Within minutes of reading the communication in April, I reached out to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway as well as the NCAA. The matter was shortly thereafter turned over to the FBI and has been a federal investigation and prosecution since that time. We were confident that there was no truth to the accusations made in the communication. We will have no further comment at this time on this ongoing federal prosecution.”
For all the info you need on this story check out Mike Rutherford’s story on Card Chronicle HERE