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OSU: Jeffrey Carroll to sit pending ongoing review of basketball program

Oklahoma State's Jeffrey Carroll celebrates after making a basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

A member of the preseason All-Big 12 team will be held from play pending an ongoing review of the Oklahoma State basketball team.

The university announced Nov. 10 that Jeffrey Carroll is being withheld from play in connection to a review of the program following a federal corruption probe. The probe led to the arrest of former Cowboy assistant coach Lamont Evans.

Evans was among 10 people charged by the Department of Justice for "fraud and corruption in college basketball". The federal indictment states that Evans was paid bribes for access to student-athletes that he coached at both OSU and South Carolina. He was also allegedly paid at least $22,000 in bribes to "exert his official influence" over athletes he coached and steer them toward specific business and investment services once they entered the NBA.

Carroll will practice with the team. The Cowboys open the season tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Stillwater.

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