Jim Gatto, former head of basketball marketing for Adidas, was sentenced to nine months in prison by a New York court on charge of defrauding a number of NCAA college programs by paying promising athletes to attend their schools, making them ineligible to play. Two of his assistants, Merle Code and Christian Dawkins, got six-month sentences. During testimony, Code, who had previously spent 14 years with Nike, said the Swoosh was doing the same. The judge in the trial, Lewis Kaplan, said he sympathized with the fact that the defendants were being prosecuted for actions that were widespread in college basketball recruiting, but point out that they knew that what they were doing was wrong. The FBI's investigation evidently focused only on Adidas' actions. Code and Dawkins still face charges of a bribery in a second trial that will begin next month before a different judge.