University Issues Statement on Notice of Allegations

Posted on May 7, 2020 in Campus News, News, and Sports

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On May 7, The University of Kansas Office of Public Affairs issued the following statement regarding the NCAA reply to the Notice of Allegations. More at: publicaffairs.ku.edu/noa

“The NCAA enforcement staff’s reply does not in any way change the University of Kansas’ position that the allegations brought against our men’s basketball program are simply baseless and littered with false representations. As the federal trial proved, adidas employees intentionally concealed impermissible payments from the University and its coaching staff. The University has never denied these impermissible payments were made. For the NCAA enforcement staff to allege that the University should be held responsible for these payments is a distortion of the facts and a gross misapplication of NCAA Bylaws and case precedent. In addition, the enforcement staff’s assertion that KU refuses to accept responsibility is wrong. The University absolutely would accept responsibility if it believed that violations had occurred, as we have demonstrated with other self-reported infractions. Chancellor Girod, Jeff Long and KU stand firmly behind Coach Self, his staff and our men’s basketball program, as well as our robust compliance program.”

Read more on the University’s response at publicaffairs.ku.edu/noa

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