Preston Murphy

Assistant coach Preston Murphy at Senior Day against St. John's on Feb. 28, 2017. Brian Bowen Sr. testified that Murphy offered him $100,000 and "a good job" if his son signed to play basketball at Creighton.

Brian Bowen Sr. testified on Thursday regarding a college basketball bribing scandal and said Creighton University offered him payment to have his son, Brian Bowen Jr., sign with their program. 

According to Bowen Sr.’s testimony in New York, Creighton assistant coach Preston Murphy offered the family $100,000 and offered Bowen a “good job, a lucrative job” after he graduated. 

Creighton issued a statement Thursday saying, “University officials take today’s claim very seriously and will continue to work with the appropriate agencies as needed.”

Creighton also said Athletics had not been contacted by the NCAA or FBI.

Bowen Jr. did not sign with Creighton, though CU was named in his top five. He signed to play at Louisville, which Bowen Sr. testified was influenced by a $100,000 payment by Adidas, according to ESPN.

Following a recruiting scandal at Louisville, Bowen Jr. was put on suspension before he transferred to University of South Carolina.  

Bowen Jr. claims he knew nothing of the scheming and money offers his father was receiving.  

The court testimony did not finish and was extended to Tuesday, Oct. 9.

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