Brian Bowen Sr. changes story slightly concerning Creighton while on stand in bribery trial

Brian Bowen Sr. changes story slightly concerning Creighton while on stand in bribery trial
Facing cross examination Tuesday, Brian Bowen Sr. reportedly said again that aspiring agent Christian Dawkins told him a deal was in place with Creighton — for $100,000 if his son committed to CU. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

The college basketball bribery trial that implicated Creighton last week resumed Tuesday morning with more testimony from the father of former 2017 CU recruit Brian Bowen.

Facing cross examination Tuesday, Brian Bowen Sr. reportedly said again that aspiring agent Christian Dawkins told him a deal was in place with Creighton — for $100,000 if his son committed to CU.

Multiple media outlets reported last week that in addition to the cash, Bowen Sr. said Creighton was offering him one lucrative job. Bowen reportedly stated Tuesday that CU was willing to arrange for two high-paying jobs for him and his longtime girlfriend. Bowen said he couldn’t recall what the specific salary would be.

Bowen Sr. said Thursday that Dawkins worked with Bluejay assistant Preston Murphy to secure the alleged offer.

Creighton officials have stated that two investigations of the CU basketball program — one conducted last fall and another launched Thursday — have not uncovered any evidence to support Bowen’s claim. Both Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen and coach Greg McDermott said this weekend that no rules were broken. Murphy has not commented on the allegations.

Bowen Sr. said in court Tuesday that he did receive $1,300 from former Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson, $8,000 from former La Lumiere Prep coach Shane Heirman (now a DePaul assistant), $5,000 from Chicago AAU director Tai Streets (a former Michigan football player) and $1,500 from Chicago AAU coach Tim Anderson (now a DePaul assistant).

The trial is scheduled to continue Tuesday afternoon. Bowen Sr. remains on the stand. Dawkins is one of three defendants facing charges in the fraud case.

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