Report: Rockford native Fred VanVleet implicated in NCAA investigation

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- A federal investigation into college basketball implicates former Auburn Knights basketball star Fred VanVleet.

23 News' sister station, KWCH in Wichita, Kan., is reporting that VanVleet received $1,000 from sport agent Christian Dawkins.

The names of players made public comes from a report published by Yahoo Sports. The report alleges players from several Division 1 men's basketball programs broke NCAA rules by receiving incentives.

Yahoo said Friday that the documents show players and family members allegedly received cash, entertainment and travel expenses from former NBA agent Andy Miller and his agency ASM Sports.

NCAA President Mark Emmert released a statement Friday, after the allegations were made public.

“These allegations, if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America. Simply put, people who engage in this kind of behavior have no place in college sports. They are an affront to all those who play by the rules. Following the Southern District of New York's indictments last year, the NCAA Board of Governors and I formed the independent Commission on College Basketball, chaired by Condoleezza Rice, to provide recommendations on how to clean up the sport. With these latest allegations, it's clear this work is more important now than ever. The Board and I are completely committed to making transformational changes to the game and ensuring all involved in college basketball do so with integrity. We also will continue to cooperate with the efforts of federal prosecutors to identify and punish the unscrupulous parties seeking to exploit the system through criminal acts.”