The Scheme

The Scheme

An extensive and unprecedented two-year undercover FBI investigation into college basketball corruption came to a dramatic climax on September 26, 2017, when Adidas executives and assistant coaches at major college programs were arrested in a pay-for-play scheme. While no head coaches were charged, the federal government alleged that Christian Dawkins, an unassuming and unknown 25-year-old man, was part of a criminal enterprise that had infiltrated college basketball and funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to steer recruits to prominent athletic programs. In the documentary film, Christian Dawkins faces the camera for the first time and explains in fascinating detail how a kid from Saginaw, Michigan, ended up in a hotel suite surrounded by FBI agents with a warrant for his arrest.
An extensive and unprecedented two-year undercover FBI investigation into college basketball corruption came to a dramatic climax on September 26, 2017, when Adidas executives and assistant coaches at major college programs were arrested in a pay-for-play scheme. While no head coaches were charged, the federal government alleged that Christian Dawkins, an unassuming and unknown 25-year-old man, was part of a criminal enterprise that had infiltrated college basketball and funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to steer recruits to prominent athletic programs. In the documentary film, Christian Dawkins faces the camera for the first time and explains in fascinating detail how a kid from Saginaw, Michigan, ended up in a hotel suite surrounded by FBI agents with a warrant for his arrest.