Bozeman was at the center of the California Golden Bears’ darkest moments. The basketball coach infamously paid $30,000 to Jelani Gardner’s parents. Gardner’s family wanted to watch his games but they lived far away. They also weren’t happy with his playing time so Bozeman paid them off.
The NCAA ruthlessly suspended Bozeman for eight years because he lied to them about the banned payments. There was also a serious sexual harassment case that tarnished his reputation. Miraculously, he bounced back and even worked in the NBA as a scout. He resumed college coaching with Morgan State for 13 years before joining Rhode Island (via Bleacher Report).