The Michael L. Buckner Law Firm provides a summary of ongoing enforcement, reinstatement or waiver cases (or stories highlighting the impacts of prior infractions cases) involving NCAA member institutions. We call it “NCAA Enforcement Potpourri”. Enjoy.
Auburn Point-Shaving Investigation
Federal law enforcement and the NCAA are reviewing the actions of suspended Auburn University men’s basketball student-athlete Varez Ward for alleged point-shaving involving at least two contests this season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report on Thursday, March 8, 2012. The March 8 article, which was based on anonymous sources, claimed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) launched an investigation of the allegations in late February 2012. The FBI probe focused on losses to the University of Alabama on February 7, 2012, and the University of Arkansas on January 25, 2012. Media report noted the NCAA is “very concerned” by the allegations and have been in contact with Auburn and federal investigators since the issue surfaced last month.
Michael L. Buckner’s Quotes in Michigan Twitter Violation Article
Michael L. Buckner, shareholder of the Michael L. Buckner Law Firm, was quoted in a The Detroit News article by Angelique S. Chengelis concerning a potential secondary NCAA rules-violation involving two University of Michigan football student-athletes. The student-athletes allegedly sent congratulations to a Michigan prospect through Twitter, which, if true, would violate NCAA recruiting legislation.
The complete article and Buckner’s quotes can be read by clicking here.
Disclaimer: The Michael L. Buckner Law Firm may represent a party or parties in one or more NCAA enforcement cases listed or described on this blog. This blog post does not represent arguments on behalf of firm clients.