adidas hoodies BGSU Huger surprised to see Larranaga name as part of FBI investigation
Five months later, Miami began a new 12 year sponsorship deal with Adidas worth more than $100 million in cash and appear for the Hurricanes. Prior to this new apparel contract, Miami had a deal with Nike dating back to 1987.
Larranaga said he has spoken with FBI agents and has turned over what he described as thousands of text messages, emails and other materials. The federal probe is ongoing, as is one being conducted by university officials.
“I have never ran across any of that stuff,” Huger said. “I don’t know anything about that. I am not involved. That’s it, that’s all. I have nothing to do with that.”
Reporters asked Larranaga Monday about his relationship with Adidas executive Jim Gatto, the apparel company’s director of global sports marketing for basketball, and declined to comment referring to the disclaimer that was at the end of his written statement about not being able to answer specific questions. Larranaga also declined to say if he wishes he could defend himself more openly or vigorously, again reading the disclaimer and saying nothing else.