LSU has not received a notice of allegations from the NCAA pertaining to its men's basketball program, a source close to LSU basketball program told The Advocate on Wednesday night, contradicting a previous report from ESPN's Dick Vitale that said otherwise.
"NO," the source said in a text, when asked if there was any truth to Vitale's report.
LSU senior associate athletic director Robert Munson later told The Advocate: "LSU has not received any notice of allegations involving the men's basketball program or any athletic program at LSU."
Vitale tweeted that LSU had been notified "of various allegations that they have been charged."
This does not mean that a notice of allegations won't come at a later date, but rather the school has not yet received one as of June 3.
LSU placed Wade on an indefinite suspension — which lasted 37 days — the day after the infamous "strong-ass offer" conversation between Wade and Dawkins about LSU guard Javonte Smart was published by Yahoo Sports in March 2019.
Wade's suspension didn't arise from the media reports themselves, but rather that Wade and his legal counsel declined to meet with LSU and NCAA officials to discuss the reports.
LSU re-negotiated Wade's contract as part of his reinstatement. He forfeited all $250,000 in incentive pay for the 2018-19 season, and a clause was added that makes it easier for LSU to fire him with cause if LSU receives a notice of allegations for either a Level 1 or Level 2 violation.
Additionally, if LSU receives a notice of allegations for either Level 1 or Level 2 violations stemming from an incident preceding Woodward's tenure, he automatically receives a 2-year extension to his contract.
LSU was one of the 20 schools mentioned during the course of the FBI's investigation into college basketball due to a wiretapped conversation between Wade and convicted middleman Christian Dawkins.
Wade was subpoenaed by the defense in the corruption trials, but did not have to testify, the judge presiding over the case determined in April 2019.