NCAA drops its claim against former Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams

04/06/2018 12:44 PM

The NCAA has dropped its claim against former University of Louisville program assistant Brandon Williams in relation to its investigation of sexual misconduct within the men’s basketball recruiting program.

An NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions had found that Williams did not fully cooperate with their investigation because he did not provide requested phone records which the committee alleges could have determined whether or not he was involved in the scandal. However, an Infractions Appeals Committee overturned that finding, determining that the phone records were not Williams’ to provide.

The former program assistant argued he could not produce the records because the phone was in his mother’s name and she did not consent. The appeals committee acknowledged Williams’ full cooperation with the investigation otherwise. It also noted there was no indication that Williams “entered into an arrangement with someone as a means to shield job-related information from scrutiny.

The NCAA announced in February that it will uphold its original ruling which vacated wins within the program and ordered the university to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.

The decision resulted in the vacation of the men’s basketball games between December 2011 through 2014, including the 2013 National Championship title and the program’s 2012 Final Four appearance.


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