The University of Kansas has been charged by the NCAA’s enforcement staff with a lack of institutional control and head coach Bill Self has been hit with responsibility violations as well, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach.
According to the report, the Jayhawks have been charged with five Level I violations, the most serious under NCAA rules, as well as two Level II violations related to the school’s football program under former coach David Beaty.
Kansas officials have 90 days to respond to the charges, and has stated that “it is already clear from an initial review that the University will fiercely dispute in detail much of what has been presented.”
Self issued the following.
“By the NCAA’s own admission through its public statements early this summer, it’s no secret that there is tremendous pressure on the NCAA to respond to the federal court proceedings involving college basketball. … In its haste and attempt to regain control, the enforcement staff has created a false narrative regarding me and our basketball program,” Self said in a statement. “The narrative is based on innuendo, half-truths, misimpressions and mischaracterizations. … I will strenuously defend myself and the program, but I will respect the process and will not speak to the details of the case.”
“The NCAA has not alleged that Coach Self was involved in or was knowledgeable about any illicit payments to recruits or student-athletes,” Self’s attorneys, Scott Tompsett and Bill Sullivan, said in a statement. “The NCAA has not alleged that Coach Self or anyone on his staff was involved in or had knowledge of any illicit payments. If illicit payments were made, Coach Self and his staff were completely unaware of them.”
For a full breakdown of the charges, and further details, head over to ESPN.