UM alum accused in recruit tiff
When Michigan fell short in its long-pursued recruitment of prized prospect Mohamed Bamba, it seemed to be the closing chapter. But it appears there’s more to the story.
Ibrahim Johnson, the Texas signee’s older brother, recorded a profanity-filled, 22-minute video on Facebook live Wednesday night that he claims tells the “true story” of Bamba’s recruitment.
While lounging poolside shirtless wearing a black snapback, Johnson “exposes” the alleged relationship between Bamba and financial adviser Greer Love, vice president at Detroit-based investment firm Huron Capital.
Johnson alleges Love, a Michigan alumnus, gave Bamba cash and gifts, including vacations to Orlando and San Diego, a kingsized bed, a TV and shoes, in hopes of working with Bamba.
“He’s not going to play this year because I already reported him to the NCAA,” Johnson said. “I’m going to meet with the NCAA and he’s not going to play this year.”
Johnson said Love came into the picture last summer and caused a rift to form between he and his brother. Johnson added “all hell broke loose” after he disclosed his intentions to go to grad school wherever Bamba went, become a sports agent and represent Bamba in the future.
“He took my brother’s soul from him,” Johnson said of Love.
When reached by The News for comment, Love referred to a statement he gave 247Sports that denied the allegations.