Source: Edmond Sumner terminates relationship with ASM Sports

Pacers rookie guard Edmond Sumner has ended his relationship with ASM Sports for representation, has confirmed.

Sumner terminated the deal in recent days, as ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Chris Haynes first reported, after the FBI announced that it had arrested 10 individuals as part of a two-year investigation into corruption in college basketball.

ASM Sports’ offices were reportedly raided on Tuesday and they took computer of Andy Miller, the founder and president.

Sumner cannot hire new representation for 15 days since he terminated his previous representation. Having signed a two-year, two-way deal in July, there’s no need for the 21-year-old to rush into a decision.

Christian Dawkins, a former agent ASM Sports, was fired last spring for piling up $42,000 in Uber charges on an unnamed player’s credit card. Dawkins is in deep with this corruption scheme, according to the FBI’s report, alleging that, among many things, he agreed to ensure a player’s father received $100,000 for the commitment.

Third-year center Myles Turner is represented by ASM Sports and he said on Thursday that he’s not concerned with his agencies’ involvement in the FBI probe.

“I have a lot of confidence in Andy Miller. I have a lot of confidence in him. I’m remaining loyal to him through thick and thin, which he has done with me.

“I’m supremely confident this will blow over with him. I have no worries whatsoever.

“… I’ve talked to (Andy) every day. He’s keeping me updated on everything that is going on.  He’s telling me, ‘You’re going to hear stuff.’ People are going to want me to go here, and people are going to want me to jump ship, but Andy’s my guy. I’m not going nowhere.”

The Pacers acquired Sumner on draft night by sending cash considerations to New Orleans. Sumner suffered a torn left ACL in January and isn’t expected back until December or January, Pacers President Kevin Pritchard said.

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