2 Auburn basketball players held out indefinitely after bribery - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

2 Auburn basketball players held out indefinitely after bribery probe

Austin Wiley (left) and Danjel Purifoy (Source: AuburnTigers.com) Austin Wiley (left) and Danjel Purifoy (Source: AuburnTigers.com)
AUBURN, AL (WBRC) -

Auburn Athletics will hold two men's basketball players out indefinitely as a federal bribery probe involving the team's coach continues. 

The program released the following statement:

To avoid any potential eligibility issues, Auburn Athletics has decided to hold men’s basketball players Austin Wiley and Danjel Purifoy out indefinitely. Because this is related to an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this time

Auburn's basketball coach, Chuck Person, was suspended without pay in September after he was charged with wire fraud.

Federal authorities say that Person committed fraud by accepting $50,000 in bribe payments for directing student-athletes to a financial advisor and business manager between Sept. 2016 and Sept. 2017, according to an affidavit. 

The school refunded basketball tickets after Person was charged. 

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