The NCAA released a decision today based on academic tutor misconduct at Missouri that included 12 students in total, and specifically two football players.
According to the report released by the NCAA, the tutor “assisted two football student-athletes’ completion of Missouri’s math placement exam. Missouri requires all students take the exam to determine whether they must complete a remedial math course before enrolling in college algebra. The instructions on the exam state that the test be taken alone and without assistance, but the tutor remained in the room and assisted both student-athletes with the test questions. Missouri determined both student-athletes violated its honor code.”
Penalties specific to the football program include:
- A 2019-20 postseason ban
- A 5% reduction of the amount of scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year
- Recruiting restrictions that include
- 7 week ban on unofficial visits
- 12.5% reduction in official visits
- 7 week ban on recruiting communications
- 7 week ban on all off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations
- 12.5% reduction in recruiting-person or evaluation days
- A fine of $5,000 plus 1 percent of the football budget.
Head here to read the full report, which includes post season bans this year for the baseball and softball programs.
Former Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant announced a few weeks back that he was transferring to Mizzou, which adds another layer to this entire situation.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest.
UPDATE >> Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk shares that they plan to appeal the penalties
Mizzou will appeal ncaa ruling. Jim Sterk comment: pic.twitter.com/M636Z4KwJV
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) January 31, 2019
AFTERNOON UPDATE >> Barry Odom has issued a statement echoing what Sterk shared earlier today
— Barry Odom (@Coach_Odom) January 31, 2019
The COI has recommended allowing seniors the ability to transfer without penalty – seemingly answering the question on if Kelly Bryant would be allowed a release
Committee on Infractions has recommended waiving the restrictions on transfers for #Mizzou seniors who wish to seek a transfer.
— Gabe DeArmond (@GabeDeArmond) January 31, 2019