UW assistant Tosh Lupoi and Andrew Basham’s mother deny payment allegations

A former assistant track coach at Lynnwood High alleges that University of Washington assistant coach Tosh Lupoi gave him $4,500 in cash to pay for private tutoring and online classes to help boost the academic standing of football recruit Andrew Basham.

The Washington defensive line coach took to Twitter, releasing a statement about what he said are “untrue attacks” against him. Basham’s mother, Cindy Powers, denied any wrongdoing in a text message to The Seattle Times on Thursday evening.

“We paid for Andrew’s tutoring with our credit card and it had nothing to do with Tosh,” she said.

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