Less than one week after testifying that Texas may have offered improper benefits to recruit his son, Brian Bowen Sr. changed his testimony Tuesday and couldn’t recall whether UT did or not.
According to Yahoo Sports, Bowen testified he “didn’t recall hearing” whether the Longhorns offered free housing if his son, Brian Bowen Jr., chose Texas.
Last Thursday, Bowen Sr. testified that former UT assistant Mike Morrell had offered to “help me with housing.” Morrell is now the head coach at North Carolina-Asheville.
The American-Statesman reported on Saturday that UT compliance officials monitored and vetted the Bowen recruitment in real time and found no violations.
UT athletic director Chris Del Conte has said the school would continue to monitor the trial “and continue to cooperate fully should there be any requests from the NCAA.”
Bowen Sr. is accused of a pay-for-play scheme and allegedly received $100,000 from Adidas to push his son toward Louisville. The New York-based federal trial is ongoing.
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