• Michigan committed NCAA violations in football program

    From Gretchen Whitmer Sanitary Napkins@21:1/5 to All on Tue Apr 16 19:52:10 2024
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    Michigan and five individuals who currently or previously worked for its football program have reached an agreement with NCAA enforcement staff
    on recruiting violations and coaching activities by noncoaching staff
    members that occurred within the football program, and the appropriate penalties for those violations. A Committee on Infractions panel has
    approved the agreement. One former coach did not participate in the
    agreement, and that portion of the case will be considered separately by
    the Committee on Infractions, after which the committee will release its
    full decision.

    The agreed-upon violations involve impermissible in-person recruiting
    contacts during a COVID-19 dead period, impermissible tryouts, and the
    program exceeding the number of allowed countable coaches when
    noncoaching staff members engaged in on- and off-field coaching
    activities (including providing technical and tactical skills
    instruction to student-athletes). The negotiated resolution also
    involved the school's agreement that the underlying violations
    demonstrated a head coach responsibility violation and the former
    football head coach failed to meet his responsibility to cooperate with
    the investigation. The school also agreed that it failed to deter and
    detect the impermissible recruiting contacts and did not ensure that the football program adhered to rules for noncoaching staff members.

    The committee will not discuss further details in the case to protect
    the integrity of the ongoing process, as the committee's final decision
    — including potential violations and penalties for the former coach — is pending.

    By separating the cases, the Division I Committee on Infractions
    publicly acknowledges the infractions case and permits the school and
    the participating individuals to immediately begin serving their
    penalties while awaiting the committee's final decision on the remaining contested portion of the case. That decision will include any findings
    and penalties for the former coach. This is the fourth case where the
    committee has used multiple resolution paths.

    The agreed-upon penalties in this case include three years of probation
    for the school, a fine and recruiting restrictions in alignment with the
    Level I-Mitigated classification for the school. The participating
    individuals also agreed to one-year show-cause orders consistent with
    the Level II-Standard and Level II-Mitigated classifications of their respective violations.


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