Dick Vitale slams Sean Miller in light of recent NCAA allegations
Controversy surrounds Arizona basketball head coach Sean miller. According to a report through Bruce Pascoe in the Arizona Daily Star, school president Robert Robbins appears to be in a waiting situation regarding Miller’s contract. Miller is entering the final year of his contract and Arizona recently released the notice of loss allegations in court. The case will now be heard by the IARP, although it is not known when that will happen.
According to recently published allegations obtained by AZCentral.com, bribes and fake transcripts are linked to Miller. Five are considered Level 1 claims, the most stringent by NCAA standards. This does not suit Dick Vitale.
ESPN color commentator took to Twitter Monday afternoon and tore Miller up:
All I can say is WOW / a PROUD UNIVERSITY has been EMBARRASED AND HUMILIED by the actions of their coaching staff. The University of Arizona should be taller than any individual. https://t.co/QXDseA4L6U
– Dick Vitale (@DickieV) March 8, 2021
“They might have new discoveries”, Robbins tells the Daily Star. “We just have to wait and find out what the last word will be,” Robbins said. “They might also very well be eliminating some of those allegations that come up as they look at, discussing some of the things that are in the allegations. They can be narrowed down.”
For now, Arizona seems willing to wait for the IARP’s resolution, but there are four other schools that are ahead of Arizona and are also waiting for their cases to be heard.
“So we have to wait – I don’t know what time it’s going to be… so that we can get over that as a college, Coach Miller, his family, the basketball program and look to the future,” said Robbins. “You know they’re recruiting and we’ve got a really good squad. They’re young, but good, and we can’t wait to move forward with the final chapter of this four-year saga.”
Here are the highlights of the important points of the claims:
- Level 1 Violation: “As of March 2016, Book Richardson violated principles of ethical conduct, engaged in academic misconduct prior to enrollment, and provided inducement to recruit when he knowingly organized and / or paid $ 40,000 to obtain fraudulent academic credit and / or a false transcript for a student-athlete. “Former Arizona Assistant Mark Phelps is also accused of having participated.
- Level 1 violation: Book Richardson received $ 20,000 in bribes in exchange for helping the University of Arizona players sign with Loyd’s agency when they declared themselves for the draft. the NBA.
- Level two violation: Mark Phelps granted a loan of $ 500 to a student athlete to visit his family. The loan was repaid, but the athlete was deemed ineligible during the competition.
- Level one violation: Mark Phelps is accused of asking a former player to delete a text message related to the $ 500 loan. Phelps is also accused of lying about the fake school record in an interview.
- Level three violation: Mark Phelps asked an Arizona student-athlete to participate in a recruiting session at an Adidas Nations event.
- Level one violation: Sean miller failed to promote compliance because it failed to establish that compliance is a shared responsibility across the program as a whole, including by failing to establish clear expectations that the rules should be followed and anything to the contrary should be reported immediately. Miller also failed to prove that he was watching Phelps and Richardson to the point that he didn’t ask enough specific questions about how they became eligible. Miller also did not monitor the situation of Book Richardson and Christian Dawkins.
Wildcat Authority contributed to this story.