As planned, the University of Louisville released their response from the NCAA regarding the basketball program’s latest notice of allegations.
The NCAA’s enforcement staff stance was unchanged. They rejects Louisville’s argument that Adidas was not acting on its behalf, says it is “unaware of any factual information that warrants a lower penalty range” in the case.
The enforcement staff also rejects the argument that Jordan Fair was essentially a bystander in a meeting where the FBI was recording conversations, and maintains that former assistant coach Kenny Johnson did provide money to Brian Bowen’s father.
Louisville now has 15 days to request which body will hear their case, either the traditional Committee on Infractions (COI) or the newly created Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP).
“The enforcement staff’s response is the latest step in the ongoing NCAA enforcement matter,” UofL said in an official statement on their website. “The university stands firm in its position that the majority of the allegations are not supported by the facts or by NCAA bylaws.”<