TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - University of Arizona assistant basketball coach Emmanuel "Book" Richardson was released on a $100,000 bond in a Tuesday court hearing before a U.S. Magistrate in New York, college sports blogger Adam Zagoria reports.
Merl Code, Book Richardson, Tony Bland and Chuck Person were each released on $100,000 bonds and face a Nov. 9 preliminary hearing.
Richardson is facing up to 60 years in prison and $1.5 million in fines if he's convicted of bribery and other charges connected to basketball recruiting. The UA has suspended Richardson and relieved him of his duties.
Merl Code, Tony Bland, and Chuck Person, who are assistant basketball coaches for other programs, were also released on $100,000 bonds. They will next appear in court Nov. 9.