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Chadron State and NCAA Complete Investigation into Alleged Rules-Violations

On July 23, 2012, the Nebraska State College System (NSCS) announced that an investigation by Chadron State College (CSC) and the NCAA regarding possible violations of NCAA legislation involving the institution’s football program had completed and that the institution had forwarded the report to both the NCAA and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for review. The next step in the process will be for the NCAA enforcement staff to review the report and determine whether to issue a notice of allegations.

CSC self-reported the possible violations, which related to unauthorized checking accounts opened by the institution’s former head football coach Bill O’Boyle. NCAA legislation prohibits the use of outside accounts to hold funds to finance an athletics program. According to the report,  “the record strongly suggests that O’Boyle opened the special account because he found it inconvenient and cumbersome to follow college and foundation procedure to access college and foundation funds, and he did not like having to account for his expenditures.”

For further information, the Rapid City Journal article is available here.

The full report can be found here.

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About Justin P. Sievert, Esquire

Bar Admissions (North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee) Practice Area (College Sports Law)

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