WASHINGTON (KFVS) - The NCAA sanctioned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes.
Among the penalties handed down Thursday were three years of probation and one-year postseason bans for all three programs.
Lawmakers call the penalties harsh.
Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz (R-Sullivan) issued the following statement regarding the penalties delivered by the NCAA against the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) released the following statement after NCAA penalties were imposed against the University of Missouri Athletic Program:
On Wednesday, Feb. 20 Blunt released another statment urging the NCAA to take another look at the penalties leveled against Mizzou.
He said the punishment “... is harmful to the coaches, student-athletes and staff who had nothing to do with the actions of a sole individual.”
Blunt said the university and the state of Missouri deserve a second look at this situation.
The coaches impacted by the sanctions also released the following statements: