Last week, ESPN reported the FBI possessed recordings of a wiretapped conversation in which Arizona coach Seam Miller arranged for a $100,000 payment to secure the services of then-five-star recruit Deandre Ayton.
Despite sitting out against Oregon, Miller doubled down on his innocence Thursday afternoon and said he'll return to the team.
Sean Miller wearing an Arizona polo shirt says: "I have done nothing wrong."— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) March 1, 2018
Miller: "I have never knowingly violated NCAA rules while serving as head coach of this great program." Says he has never paid or directed payment to a recruit or his family.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) March 1, 2018
This of course means that $100,000 recording does not exist or Miller (and his lawyers) are confident that tape will never see a courtroom.