FBI unable to release documents regarding Kansas, Adidas sponsorship

The Federal Bureau of Investigation possesses documents relating to Kansas’ sponsorship deal with Adidas, according to the University Daily Kansan, but would not release the information requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

Kansas’ student newspaper’s FOIA request was not fulfilled because of the FBI’s ongoing legal investigation into Adidas and corruption in college basketball.

The FBI’s possession of the documents, however, does not implicate Kansas of anything wrong.

The original findings of the investigation led to the arrests of four assistant college basketball coaches, including one from Oklahoma State, on fraud and bribery charges, and Louisville coach Rick Pitino was fired in the aftermath of the original report.

In a letter to the Kansan, the FBI explained why the information was unable to be released, stating: “The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information in these responsive records could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”

The full letter can be found at kansan.com.

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