Bullock, Cleaves (who eventually signed with rival Michigan State), Taylor, and Traylor all went on to be drafted by National Basketball Association (NBA) teams.Bullock played in various foreign leagues but never in the NBA.The violations principally involved payments booster Martin made to several players to launder money from an illegal gambling operation.It is one of the largest incidents involving payments to college athletes in American collegiate history.It also withdrew from postseason consideration for the 2002–03 season, vacated all or part of five past seasons and removed the players' names and achievements from its record book.A few months later, the NCAA accepted these punishments, doubled both the probation period and the post-season ineligibility, penalized the school one scholarship for four seasons, and ordered Michigan to disassociate from the three living guilty players until 2012 (Webber's ban extended through 2013, and a fourth player included in this sanction, Traylor, has since died).A second October 1997 private investigation also failed to reveal any large violations.Martin befriended Perry Watson, coach for Southwestern High School of Detroit, and provided gifts to the team's players.
The initial accident reports revealed several inconsistencies and violations that induced expanded investigation.
During the investigation, Webber claimed not to have had any financial relationship with Martin, but eventually confessed to taking loans from Martin.
He was both fined in the legal system and briefly suspended by the National Basketball Association after performing public service.
Several Michigan basketball players were implicated over the next few years and by 1999 some were called before a federal grand jury.
Four eventual professional basketball players—Chris Webber, Maurice Taylor, Robert Traylor and Louis Bullock—were discovered to have borrowed a total of 6,000 from Martin.