Yahoo: Kansas, Bill Self charged with multiple Level 1 allegations by NCAA
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball program and head coach Bill Self have been charged by the NCAA with multiple Level 1 violations, stemming largely from the recruitment of both Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. The program and coach have been tied to the ongoing investigation into college basketball corruption for the past couple years.
Among the charges are that of a lack of institutional control in the program and a head coach responsibility charge against Self.
Preston was involved in a car accident in November 2017 (before his freshman season) that triggered an investigation into potential improper benefits. He was held out of competition during the investigation and ultimately left KU midway through the season without playing in any regular season games.
De Sousa arrived a semester early after graduating high school in December 2017, planning to be around the program but not play until 2018-19. His name surfaced in the October 2018 Adidas trial surrounding college basketball corruption and he was held out for the full season. He declared for the 2019 NBA Draft but after the NCAA granted him eligibility for the 2019-20 season, he withdrew his name.
These are undoubtedly the highest profile NCAA violations levied by the NCAA since Louisville was forced to vacate the 2013 NCAA National Championship.
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