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Oklahoma State officially fired associate head coach Lamont Evans for cause Thursday.

The university announced his termination at 3:45 p.m.

Evans had been suspended with pay since Tuesday. He is one of 10, including four men's basketball assistant coaches, charged in a bribery and corruption investigation by the FBI.

Court documents allege Evans received at least $22,000 in bribes in exchange for influencing student-athletes during his time at South Carolina and Oklahoma State to retain business advisory and/or investment management services from the bribe payers.

Evans voluntarily surrendered to authorities Wednesday and was released on $50,000 bond. His attorney, Trace Morgan, had no comment when he and Evans left U.S. District Court in Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

Evans had been employed by OSU since April 2016, when Brad Underwood hired him to his staff. OSU coach Mike Boynton kept Evans on staff when he was promoted to head coach. Evans was given the title of associate head coach and a $600,000 salary.

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