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Allegations

Highlights from the listing of the 42 allegations in the 19-page notice sent to MU on Friday and released Tuesday.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 7:03 a.m. CDT, Thursday, July 17, 2008

1: It is alleged that during the 1999-2000 to 2002-03 academic years, the men’s basketball program violated several provisions of NCAA recruiting legislation.

A: In a 3-year span, (redacted name) bought meals for 10 individuals while (redacted names) played for American Athletic Union teams. This occurred 31 different times.

B: In June 2001, (redacted name) transported (redacted name and high school coach) when they were prospective student-athletes. Prospective student-athlete received transportation between Columbia and Jefferson City Regional Airport as well as around the Missouri campus during an unofficial visit.

C: During the unofficial visit of (redacted name in 1-B), (redacted name) conducted an impermissible tryout at Hearnes Center.

D: On July 23-24, 2002, (redacted name) attended a (redacted event) in which prospective (redacted name) and (redacted AAU team) participated. Several impermissible contacts occurred.

E: During summer of 1999, (redacted names) attended an AAU event in which (redacted name) played. An in-person impermissible contact occurred.

F: During the 1999-00 basketball season, (redacted name) attended a practice of (redacted name). An impermissible contact occurred.

G: During 1999-2003, (redacted name) would host prospective student-athletes for meals at his home in Columbia. Missouri, though, did not maintain exclusive responsibility over all recruiting-related expenditures.

I: During the 2000-01 season, (redacted name) attended a practice of (redacted name) in which prospective student-athletes participated. During the practice, (redacted name) made impermissible in-person contact with the student-athletes. A conversation ensued after introductions.

2: It is alleged that during the 1999-2000 to 2002-03 academic years, the men’s basketball program made multiple impermissible telephone contacts with prospective student-athletes.

3: It is alleged that during the 2000-01 to 2002-03 academic years, the men’s basketball program violated several provisions of NCAA recruiting legislation while recruiting (redacted name).

A: During the 2000-01 basketball season, (redacted name) attended a (redacted team’s) practice in which (redacted name) participated. A brief conversation occurred between the two.

C: On Feb. 8, 2002, (redacted name) attended a (redacted event) in which (redacted name) participated. A brief conversation ensued behind the bench.

E: In June 2002, (redacted name) arranged for (redacted name) to stay with a member of the men’s basketball team while (redacted name) was a prospective student-athlete.

4: It is alleged that during the 2002-03 academic year, the men’s basketball program and institutional staff members violated provided impermissible extra benefits to men’s basketball student-athlete (redacted name).

A: In the fall of 2002, (redacted name) provided (redacted name) with a pair of Oakley cross-training shoes, flip-flops and two sweat suits.

B: During 2002-03 academic year with approval from (redacted name), (redacted name) provided food items to (redacted name) on various occasions not allowed in occasional-meal legislation.

C: During the 2002-03 academic year, (redacted name) and (redacted name) provided (redacted name) with transportation in excess of local transportation legislation.

D: In Nov. 2002, (redacted name) provided (redacted name) cash in the amount of $250 on one occasion.

E: In Jan. 2002, (redacted name) facilitated the payment for (redacted name) by collecting money from men’s basketball student-athletes and delivering it to (redacted name).

F: In Feb. 2003, (redacted name) provided (redacted name) with a belated Christmas gift, including a Nike coat and book bag.

G: On July 4, (redacted name) was permitted to use an all-terrain vehicle at the home of (redacted name) at no cost.

H: In July 2003, (redacted name) permitted (redacted name) to stay at his home for no charge while (redacted name) was in Columbia to visit (redacted name). (Redacted name) also provided (redacted name) transportation to St. Louis International Airport.

5: It is alleged that during the 1999-2000 to 2002-03 academic years, the men’s basketball program violated several provisions of NCAA extra-benefit legislation. …

6: It is alleged that in 2000-02, men’s basketball student-athletes provided impermissible transportation to prospective student-athletes (redacted names) and others during unofficial visits.

7: It was reported that during the summer of 2003, men’s basketball student-athlete (redacted name) competed in more than one certified summer league. Further the compliance office inadvertently provided (redacted name) pre-approval to compete in both leagues.

9: It is alleged (redacted name) acted contrary to the principles of ethical conduct. He did not conduct himself in accordance with the generally recognized high standards of honesty and sportsmanship.

A: (Regarding allegation 1-A), (redacted name) violated the principles of ethical conduct when he concealed NCAA violations from his institution. This occurred when he intentionally misrepresented affiliation of individuals listed on receipts submitted to the athletic department.

10: It is alleged the university did not adequately monitor for the NCAA rules compliance. (Redacted name) failed at all times to maintain an environment of NCAA rules compliance (redacted name).

A: (As alleged in No. 2 regarding telephone calls), the (redacted name) failed to adequately reinforce the importance of adhering to NCAA legislation and supervise (redacted name) to ensure that multiple telephone calls were not made to prospects.

B: (As alleged in Nos. 1-D, 1-E, 1-F, 1-I, 3-A and 3-C regarding impermissible contacts with prospects), the (redacted name) failed to adequately reinforce the importance of adhering to NCAA legislation and supervise (redacted name) regarding evaluation of prospects.

C: (As alleged in Nos. 4-B and 5 regarding impermissible meals), the (redacted name) failed to adequately reinforce the importance of adhering to NCAA legislation and supervise (redacted name) regarding meals for visiting prospects.


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