The timeline of a report stating that Sean Miller was caught on a wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment for Deandre Ayton with Christian Dawkins has been called into question.
According to 247 Sports, the timeframe of calls that were intercepted between Miller and Dawkins was June 19th, 2017, through September 25th, 2017, the day before the raids. ESPN first reported that the calls were made in the spring of 2017 before issuing two corrections and ultimately saying that the calls were made in 2016.
Ayton signed with Arizona in November of 2016. On June 19th, the day that Dawkins’ phones were tapped and a call was made to Miller, Ayton enrolled in Arizona’s summer school.
We discussed some of the questions surrounding the timeline and some of the other issues pertaining to this story on the podcast this afternoon. Included in there is a theory for how this all connects.