DePaul Blue Demons coach Dave Leitao will be suspended for the first three games of the upcoming season. Furthermore, the program will be places on this years of probation for a violation of NCAA ethical rules. This news was reached to the masses by the NCAA’s official website.
According to it:
“A former DePaul associate head coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he knowingly directed the former director of basketball operations to provide impermissible recruiting benefits to a recruit, according to a Division I Committee on Infractions panel.”
The post went on to place blame at the feet of Dave Leitao for not preventing the violations from happening under his watch.
In total, via the release, here’s the punishment:
- Three years of probation.
- Suspension of the head coach from the first three regular-season games of the 2019-20 season.
- A three-year show-cause order for the former associate head coach. During that period, any NCAA member school employing him must restrict him from any athletically related duties unless it shows cause why the restrictions should not apply.
- A vacation of records in which the men’s basketball student-athlete competed while ineligible. The university must provide a written report containing the contests impacted to the NCAA media coordination and statistics staff within 45 days of the public decision release.
- Recruiting restrictions, including:
- A reduction of six men’s basketball recruiting-person days during the 2017-18 academic year (self-imposed by the university).
- A reduction of six men’s basketball recruiting-person days in April 2019 (self-imposed by the university).
- A $5,000 fine, plus 1% of the men’s basketball program budget.
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