Archive for Saturday, March 3, 2001

UK admits violations

Internal study finds three dozen infractions

March 3, 2001

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An internal investigation of the Kentucky football program has uncovered more than three dozen violations of NCAA rules dating back to February 1999, school officials said Friday.

The school's report on the violations was finished this week and submitted to the NCAA on Thursday. On Friday, the university's athletic association and board of trustees were briefed on the content of the 35-page report.

The report now will be taken up by the NCAA's Committee on Infractions.

The most serious allegations involved former recruiting coordinator and assistant coach Claude Bassett, who resigned in November after evidence was presented he cashed a check from a booster meant for coach Hal Mumme's football camp.

Bassett later admitted to sending $1,400 in money orders to a Memphis, Tenn., high school football coach. In all, 17 of the violations involved eight current players. All eight have been declared ineligible, but the school will petition for their reinstatement as soon as any appropriate repayment requirements have been fulfilled.

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