Major Infractions Case

University of Michigan

May 08, 2003

The violations involved the men's basketball program and centered on the provision of more than $600,000 in cash and other benefits to at least four former men's basketball student-athletes by a representative of the university's athletics interest. The athletics representative's funds were derived from an illegal gambling enterprise he operated for many years at Detroit automobile assembly plants, where he was employed.

Public reprimand and censure; four years of probation commencing from November 7, 2002, the date of the university's response to the NCAA's official inquiry and the application of self-imposed penalties; one additional year of postseason ban in men's basketball; the total of athletically related financial aid awards in men's basketball shall be reduced by one during each of the 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years; disassociation of the four former men's basketball student-athletes for a period of at least 10 years for their involvement in the violations of NCAA rules and some of the student-athletes' refusal to cooperate with the university and NCAA investigators; annual compliance reporting. [The DI Infractions Appeals Committee vacated the additional year of postseason ban.]

Men's Basketball

Television: 0 yrs
Reduction in Financial Aid: No
Postseason: 0 yrs
Recruiting: No
Probation: 4 yrs
Show Cause Penalty: No
Vacation of Record: No

Division Number Title
I 12.1.2 Amateur Status.
I 13.02.15 Representative of Athletics Interests.
I General Rule.
I 13.2.1 General Regulation.
I Specific Prohibitions.
I 16.02.3 Extra Benefit.
I General Rule.