Status: Adopted Final
Bylaws: Amend 16.01.1, as follows:
16.01.1 Eligibility Effect of Violation. [A] A student-athlete shall not receive any extra benefit. Receipt by a student-athlete of an award, benefit or expense allowance not authorized by NCAA legislation renders the student-athlete ineligible for athletics competition in the sport for which the improper award, benefit or expense was received. If the student-athlete receives an extra benefit not authorized by NCAA legislation, the individual is ineligible in all sports.
16.01.1.1 Restitution for Receipt of Impermissible Benefits. [A] Unless otherwise noted, for violations of Bylaw 16 in which the value of the benefit is $100 or less, the eligibility of the student-athlete shall not be affected conditioned upon the student-athlete repaying the value of the benefit to a charity of his or her choice. The student-athlete, however, shall remain ineligible from the time the institution has knowledge of receipt of the impermissible benefit until the student-athlete repays the benefit. For violations of Bylaw 16 in which there is no monetary value to the benefit, violations shall be considered institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1; however, such violations shall not affect the student-athlete's eligibility.
16.01.1.1.1 Application to Impermissible Academic Assistance. The restitution provisions of Bylaw 16 do not apply to an extra benefit violation in which a student-athlete receives an impermissible academic arrangement or assistance from an institutional staff member or representative of an institution's athletics interests. In such a situation, reinstatement of the involved student-athlete's eligibility for competition is required.
Source: NCAA Division I Legislative Review and Interpretations Committee (November 13, 2014, Item No. 1).
Proposal Category: Incorporation
Topical Area: Awards, Benefits and Expenses
|Jan 26, 2015:||Submit; Submitted for consideration.|
|Jan 29, 2015:||Adopted|
|I||16.01.1||Eligibility Effect of Violation.|
|I||16.01.1.1||Restitution for Receipt of Impermissible Benefits.|