Prison for former USD player


University of San Diego’s former basketball star, Brandon Johnson, was sentenced to 6 months in federal prison today. The 26-year-old admitted to his participation in a game-fixing scheme, which involved an illegal sport gambling operation and marijuana distribution. According to the report three other defendants, who are considered “primary defendants”, are awaiting sentencing.

Johnson pleaded guilty to unsuccessfully soliciting another university player, but he did so without a formal plea agreement. According to the report, prosecutors expressed Johnson as a willing accomplice and as showing little remorse.