ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 4: Head Coach Paul Johnson of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets leads his team on to the field before the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Bobby Dodd Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Paul Johnson on NCAA basketball scandal: ‘I’m glad we’re with Russell Athletic’

On the David Glenn Radio Show on Thursday, Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson was asked his thoughts on the FBI investigation that arrested four NCAA college basketball coaches and one Adidas director for bribery and corrupt recruiting practices.

Georgia Tech is expected to begin a six-year contract with Adidas after announcing it wouldn’t renew its apparel deal with Russell Athletic in June. 

“When the FBI, CBB stuff broke, for once in my life, I said I'm glad we're with Russell Athletic,” Johnson said.

Adidas director of global sports marketing James Gatto was arrested by the FBI in connection with bribing high school students and their parents to commit to certain programs and agents.

In response to the FBI investigation, Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pasnter said this week that he was “100 percent confident that there has been no wrongdoing at Georgia Tech.”

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