Lamont Evans appears in federal court, released under certain conditions

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OKLAHOMA CITY - OSU men's assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans walked out of federal court Wednesday evening with his attorney Trace Morgan.

Both men silent stayed silent and said the occasional "No comment."

The federal government is charging Evans with six out of 11 counts, including bribery.

He did not enter a plea but said he understands the charges against him.

“Exchanging bribes ranging from $13,000 to almost $100,000 each. These coaches allegedly pushed particular managers and advisers on the players and their families,” said U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim.

Officials said the plan was to get high school athletes to sign to their colleges and then pawn them off to business executives in hopes they'll make millions in their professional careers, all while the coaches were bringing in thousands of dollars.

“Young men look up to them and believe that the coaches had their best interest at heart,” Kim said.

Evans was released with the understanding he is not allowed to have any contact with the other defendants.

The Bahama native must surrender his passport and agree to the $50,000 bond.

His next court appearance is in two weeks in New York.

If convicted, Evans could spend 80 years in federal prison.

Oklahoma State University says they are shocked by the allegations.

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