Amid reports of multiple investigations into his conduct, Lincoln Land Community College is rescinding its agreement with Springfield school board member Adam Lopez to host the Thanksgiving basketball tournament he has sponsored for several years.
Lopez started the tournament at Lanphier High School, but sought to move it to Lincoln Land this year in an agreement that also included Snap Fitness. Instead, Lincoln Land says it will work with Lanphier on alternate tournament arrangements to keep things going for the eight teams who have been invited.
Lopez is under investigation by Springfield police and others over alleged financial irregularities. Newschannel 20 reports the investigation may involve a complaint from an aunt and uncle of Lopez — who say they gave him $600,000 to invest, and who now say the money is gone and unaccounted for.