Recently Released Documents Detail Multiple Violations of UA’s Basketball and Swimming Programs | Arizona News
TUCSON, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – The University of Arizona faces multiple violations, some of which are considered the most serious, from the NCAA over two of its sports programs, according to the NCAA notice of allegations released Friday.
Former assistant coaches Book Richardson and Mark Phelps are both charged with unethical recruiting Level I by obtaining false transcripts for two candidates on the team. Level I is the most serious of the charges. Richardson went to jail for this charge.
Sanctions could include multi-year post-season bans and a full season suspension for head coach Sean Miller.
Richardson is also charged with Level I unethical conduct for accepting $ 20,000 in bribes to use a corporate management company when student-athletes go pro.
Phelps faces a Level II unethical conduct violation for giving a player a $ 500 loan to purchase a plane ticket, which was refunded but still banned.
Phelps is facing a Level I violation for allegedly asking a player to delete a text message thread related to this loan.
Phelps obtained a Level III violation for allegedly texting a player to help them recruit two prospects.
Head coach Sean Miller was hit with a Level I violation for allegedly not fostering an atmosphere of compliance.
The NCAA has charged Arizona Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach Dwight Dumais with a Level II charge for allegedly staging hundreds of improper trials.
Swimming and diving coach Augie Busch received a Level II violation for failing to foster an atmosphere of program compliance and oversight.
The University of Arizona also faces a Level I charge for allegedly failing to exercise institutional control over the two sports programs and threatening the integrity of the NCAA.
The UArizona released the NCAA notice of allegations after the judge sided with the media that the university should disclose the allegations. ESPN sued UArizona and the Arizona Board of Regents for the documents a few weeks ago.
The men’s basketball team ended their season earlier this week after winning themselves a one-year playoff ban in December.
Miller’s contract says that if he’s even found guilty of a Level I violation, he loses $ 1 million. However, he currently owes her less than a million dollars.
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