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Ex-Kentucky basketball director indicted on charges of defrauding athletes

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ESPN.com news services | May 8, 2017

A former Kentucky men’s basketball director and NCAA employee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of defrauding professional athletes for nearly $1.3 million, aggravated identify theft and money laundering.

Former Kentucky football player Leon Smith, who owned and operated Lexington-based Legacy Pro Management Group and Legacy Athlete Management, was named in the indictment, according to a copy of the document obtained by Yahoo! Sports.

The indictment listed 14 counts of fraud and alleges that Smith misappropriated $1,298,506 in funds from September 2011 through January 2015 from four unnamed professional athletes who used his businesses for various financial services and other assistance, according to Yahoo.

The four alleged individuals were identified only by their initials in the indictment, but Yahoo reported that three of the four are Utah Jazz guard Shelvin Mack (“S.M.”) and former NBA More >

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Miracle Field ‘a legacy’ for Murfreesboro

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Nancy De Gennaro , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee | 2:59 p.m. CT May 6, 2017

It was a home run that kicked off the inaugural ball game Saturday at the grand opening of Murfreesboro Miracle Field, funded in part by Project One Four, a David Price Foundation.

“Atta boy, Joey,” yelled Tommi Stephenson, whose son, Joey Doherty, was the first at bat for the opening game of the Miracle League. “This is a pretty amazing thing for the special needs community,” Stephenson said as she continued to cheer on her son, member of the Miracle League’s Boston Red Sox.

Miracle Field features a custom-designed, special rubberized baseball field built for children and adults with special needs and accommodates wheelchairs and other assertive devices. A buddy system pairs able-bodied peers with the Miracle League athletes.

In addition to the ball field, the complex includes an inclusive playground that benefits all children with More >

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