June 6, 2005
ATLANTA–Georgia Tech has received notification that the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions has requested an in-person meeting to discuss the Institute’s summary disposition infractions case.
In a letter sent to Institute President Dr. Wayne Clough, the Committee on Infractions, in accordance with Bylaw 126.96.36.199.2, requested the hearing to clarify questions it had regarding the case. According to the letter, the Committee believes that an in-person hearing would provide the best means to resolve the case and thus has requested to meet with Institute personnel, none of whom are athletics department staff.
At this time, it is not known when the hearing may take place.
The summary disposition report, which Georgia Tech submitted to the NCAA Committee on Infractions last month, was the result of a four-month collaborative effort between the Institute and the NCAA enforcement staff. In the report, Georgia Tech detailed the findings of a year-long investigation, the result of an inadvertent misapplication of NCAA eligibility rules, and proposed a one-year probation as well as scholarship reductions in the sports of football and men’s and women’s track.
“Georgia Tech has fully cooperated with the NCAA every step of the way and we will continue to do so,” said Tech Director of Athletics Dave Braine. “This is another step in a long process, and we look forward to resolving this issue completely.
“The most important thing is that we have made a number of changes in our procedures to prevent anything like this from happening in the future.”