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Clemons enrolls in classes at MU

Snyder says he is cooperating with investigators.
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:35 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Former Missouri guard Ricky Clemons is enrolled in classes full time at the MU for the fall semester, the Office of the University Registrar confirmed Tuesday.

Clemons was released from Boone County Jail on Sunday afternoon after serving a 60-day sentence. Classes started Monday.

In April, Clemons pleaded guilty to false imprisonment and third-degree domestic assault against then-girlfriend Jessica Bunge. At that time, he was suspended for one year from the program.

On July 22, Athletic Director Mike Alden dismissed Clemons from the team after Clemons violated his parole when he attended a party at UM system President Elson Floyd’s house July 4.

Under Clemons’ probation conditions, he must maintain a job or enroll in an approved academic institution. He also must request permission to move or leave the state.

Bunge told The Kansas City Star on Aug. 11 that Clemons received inappropriate gifts from members of the MU athletic department, including basketball coach Quin Snyder. She also said that tutors working for the athletic department did homework for Clemons and that he received test answers beforehand.

Snyder said he gave Clemons a pair of sweatpants and shoes. The NCAA is investigating the allegations.

“We have cooperated and will continue to cooperate fully with the investigation that is being spearheaded by our compliance staff through its completion, and will await the findings of the investigation before commenting any further,” Snyder said.

On Aug. 19, the FBI seized 28 hours of taped phone conversations Clemons had while in jail.

Clemons transferred to MU in the fall of 2002 from the College of Southern Idaho, a junior college. He led the Tigers with 112 assists during the 2002-03 season, and was third on the team in scoring with 14.2 points per game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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