University​ ​of​ ​Mississippi​ ​-​ ​2017​ ​NCAA​ ​Infractions​ ​Case

Booster​ ​Sanctions​ ​Summary​ ​from​ ​December​ ​1,​ ​2017
Decision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Committee​ ​on​ ​Infractions​ ​(COI)

“Booster​ ​9”​ ​and​ ​“Booster​ ​10”​ ​(identities​ ​may​ ​be​ ​disclosed​ ​following
resolution​ ​of​ ​public​ ​records​ ​dispute​ ​pending​ ​in​ ​Mississippi​ ​Supreme
Court)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​through​ ​impermissible​ ​contacts​ ​and​ ​communications​ ​with
a​ ​prospect,​ ​including​ ​multiple​ ​telephone,​ ​text​ ​message​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​contacts.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​recruiting​ ​inducements​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prospect​ ​in​ ​the
form​ ​of​ ​cash​ ​payments​ ​totaling​ ​between​ ​$13,000​ ​and​ ​$15,600.
● Booster​ ​9​ ​violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​recruiting​ ​inducements​ ​to​ ​the
prospect​ ​in​ ​the​ ​form​ ​of​ ​transportation​ ​to​ ​UM.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​Indefinite.
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individuals​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment
of​ ​prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individuals;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individuals​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individuals​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to
be​ ​within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individuals​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individuals​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletics​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletics​ ​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Reset​ ​to​ ​zero​ ​any​ ​accumulation​ ​of​ ​Priority​ ​Points​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Ole​ ​Miss​ ​Athletics
Foundation​ ​priority​ ​point​ ​program.
○ Will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​individuals​ ​any​ ​public​ ​or​ ​private​ ​recognition​ ​associated​ ​with
athletics​ ​giving​ ​history.
○ If​ ​allowed​ ​to​ ​do​ ​so​ ​following​ ​a​ ​decision​ ​in​ ​a​ ​public​ ​records​ ​dispute​ ​pending​ ​before
the​ ​Mississippi​ ​Supreme​ ​Court,​ ​UM​ ​will​ ​publicly​ ​disclose​ ​the​ ​boosters’​ ​names​ ​by
publishing​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​version​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​and​ ​by​ ​publishing​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​version​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations
issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of​ ​transparency.
Mr.​ ​Michael​ ​Joe​ ​Cannon​ ​(“Booster​ ​12”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​rules​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​impermissible​ ​extra​ ​benefits​ ​of​ ​complimentary​ ​vehicle
use​ ​(loaner​ ​cars​ ​from​ ​his​ ​dealership)​ ​to​ ​two​ ​student-athletes​ ​and​ ​of​ ​a​ ​loan​ ​to​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the
student-athletes​ ​as​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​car​ ​purchase.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​Length​ ​of​ ​UM​ ​probation​ ​(until​ ​December​ ​1,​ ​2020).
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
● generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of​ ​transparency.
○ Cannon​ ​did​ ​not​ ​incur​ ​additional​ ​institutional​ ​penalties​ ​because​ ​he​ ​was
transparent​ ​and​ ​cooperative​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​course​ ​of​ ​the​ ​investigation.

Mr.​ ​Lee​ ​Harris​ ​(“Booster​ ​11”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​recruiting​ ​inducements​ ​in​ ​the​ ​form​ ​of​ ​cash
payments​ ​to​ ​a​ ​prospect​ ​(totalling​ ​between​ ​$200-$600)​ ​and​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​or​ ​having​ ​his
employees​ ​provide​ ​free​ ​food​ ​and​ ​drinks​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prospect​ ​and​ ​the​ ​prospect’s​ ​companions
when​ ​they​ ​visited​ ​Harris’s​ ​establishment.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​At​ ​least​ ​the​ ​length​ ​of​ ​UM​ ​probation​ ​(until​ ​December​ ​1,
2020)(may​ ​be​ ​revisited​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​outcome​ ​of​ ​appeal​ ​of​ ​COI​ ​decision)​.
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
● generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​the​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​and​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​response​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of
transparency.

Mr.​ ​Walter​ ​Hughes​ ​(“Booster​ ​2”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​when​ ​he​ ​assisted​ ​in​ ​recruiting​ ​four​ ​prospects​ ​by​ ​providing
prospects​ ​and​ ​some​ ​family​ ​members​ ​with​ ​impermissible​ ​recruiting​ ​inducements,
including​ ​transporting​ ​prospects​ ​to​ ​UM​ ​and​ ​to​ ​a​ ​bowl​ ​game​ ​and​ ​paying​ ​for​ ​food,
merchandise,​ ​hotels,​ ​bowl​ ​game​ ​tickets,​ ​baseball​ ​game​ ​tickets,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​items.​ ​He​ ​also
paid​ ​the​ ​phone​ ​bills​ ​for​ ​one​ ​prospect​ ​and​ ​for​ ​another's​ ​mother​ ​and​ ​provided​ ​tutoring​ ​for
the​ ​prospects.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​when​ ​he​ ​assisted​ ​in​ ​recruiting​ ​through​ ​impermissible
telephone​ ​contacts​ ​and​ ​in-person,​ ​off-campus​ ​contacts​ ​with​ ​prospects​ ​and​ ​by​ ​arranging
contacts​ ​between​ ​prospects’​ ​family​ ​members​ ​and​ ​UM​ ​coaches.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​Indefinite
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not​ ​generally
available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Reset​ ​to​ ​zero​ ​any​ ​accumulation​ ​of​ ​Priority​ ​Points​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Ole​ ​Miss​ ​Athletics
Foundation​ ​priority​ ​point​ ​program.
○ Will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​any​ ​public​ ​or​ ​private​ ​recognition​ ​associated​ ​with
athletics​ ​giving​ ​history.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​and​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​response​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of
transparency.

Mr.​ ​Arya​ ​Keyes​ ​(“Booster​ ​8”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​rules​ ​when​ ​he​ ​assisted​ ​in​ ​recruiting​ ​through​ ​impermissible​ ​in-person,
off-campus​ ​contacts​ ​with​ ​prospects.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​rules​ ​when​ ​he​ ​provided​ ​impermissible​ ​recruiting​ ​inducements​ ​in​ ​the​ ​form
of​ ​transportation​ ​for​ ​two​ ​prospects​ ​to​ ​UM.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​Indefinite
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
● generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Reset​ ​to​ ​zero​ ​any​ ​accumulation​ ​of​ ​Priority​ ​Points​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Ole​ ​Miss​ ​Athletics
Foundation​ ​priority​ ​point​ ​program.
○ Will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​any​ ​public​ ​or​ ​private​ ​recognition​ ​associated​ ​with
athletics​ ​giving​ ​history.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of​ ​transparency.

Mr.​ ​Chan​ ​Patel​ ​(“Booster​ ​6”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​rules​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​student-athlete​ ​extra​ ​benefits​ ​when​ ​Patel​ ​allowed
the​ ​student-athlete’s​ ​mother​ ​and​ ​her​ ​boyfriend​ ​to​ ​stay​ ​cost-free​ ​in​ ​a​ ​local​ ​hotel​ ​he​ ​owned
on​ ​10​ ​nights​ ​and​ ​in​ ​his​ ​local​ ​rental​ ​property​ ​on​ ​two​ ​nights.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​Indefinite
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
● generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Reset​ ​to​ ​zero​ ​any​ ​accumulation​ ​of​ ​Priority​ ​Points​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Ole​ ​Miss​ ​Athletics
Foundation​ ​priority​ ​point​ ​program.
○ Will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​any​ ​public​ ​or​ ​private​ ​recognition​ ​associated​ ​with
athletics​ ​giving​ ​history.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​and​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​response​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of
transparency.

Mr.​ ​Michael​ ​Strojny​ ​(“Booster​ ​7”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​rules​ ​by​ ​providing​ ​student-athlete​ ​impermissible​ ​extra​ ​benefit​ ​when
Strojny​ ​gave​ ​$800​ ​cash​ ​to​ ​student-athlete’s​ ​mother's​ ​boyfriend.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​Indefinite
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
● generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Reset​ ​to​ ​zero​ ​any​ ​accumulation​ ​of​ ​Priority​ ​Points​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Ole​ ​Miss​ ​Athletics
Foundation​ ​priority​ ​point​ ​program.
○ Will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​any​ ​public​ ​or​ ​private​ ​recognition​ ​associated​ ​with
athletics​ ​giving​ ​history.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of​ ​transparency.

Terry​ ​Warren​ ​and​ ​Rebel​ ​Rags​ ​(“Booster​ ​5”​ ​in​ ​COI​ ​Decision)
Violation(s)​ ​Overview
● Level​ ​I​ ​violation.
● Violated​ ​NCAA​ ​recruiting​ ​rules​ ​when​ ​Warren​ ​and/or​ ​his​ ​employees​ ​provided​ ​recruiting
inducements​ ​(i.e.,​ ​free​ ​clothing​ ​and​ ​merchandise)​ ​to​ ​two​ ​prospects​ ​and​ ​to​ ​the​ ​family​ ​and
acquaintances​ ​of​ ​a​ ​third​ ​prospect.

Disassociation​ ​Terms
● Length​ ​of​ ​Disassociation:​ ​At​ ​least​ ​the​ ​length​ ​of​ ​UM​ ​probation​ ​(until​ ​December​ ​1,​ ​2020)
(may​ ​be​ ​revisited​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​outcome​ ​of​ ​appeal​ ​of​ ​COI​ ​decision).
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​any​ ​assistance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​would​ ​aid​ ​in​ ​the​ ​recruitment​ ​of
prospective​ ​student-athletes​ ​or​ ​the​ ​support​ ​of​ ​enrolled​ ​student-athletes;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​accept​ ​financial​ ​assistance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​institution's​ ​athletics​ ​program​ ​from​ ​the
individual;
● UM​ ​will​ ​not​ ​provide​ ​any​ ​athletics​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​privilege​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​is​ ​not
● generally​ ​available​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public​ ​at​ ​large;​ ​and
● UM​ ​will​ ​take​ ​such​ ​other​ ​actions​ ​against​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​that​ ​the​ ​institution​ ​determines​ ​to​ ​be
within​ ​its​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​eliminate​ ​the​ ​involvement​ ​of​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​in​ ​the​ ​institution's
athletics​ ​program.​ ​To​ ​this​ ​end,​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also:
○ Prohibited​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​UM​ ​home​ ​athletic​ ​events​ ​and
entering​ ​all​ ​athletic​ ​department​ ​facilities.
○ Publicly​ ​disclosed​ ​the​ ​booster’s​ ​name​ ​in​ ​UM’s​ ​official​ ​response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Notice​ ​of
Allegations​ ​issued​ ​by​ ​the​ ​NCAA.​ ​UM​ ​has​ ​also​ ​released​ ​an​ ​un-redacted​ ​copy​ ​of
the​ ​Notice​ ​of​ ​Allegations​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​UM’s​ ​public​ ​duty​ ​of​ ​transparency.