The NCAA suspended Jim Boeheim, the Syracuse coach, for allowing several drug-testing, academic and gifts violations to be committed by the players in the basketball program.
Boeheim was suspended for nine games and will not be able to attend the next season.
The program is being sanctioned by the NCAA as well.
After hearing what the NCAA decided for his case, Boeheim commented that he is deeply disappointed by what the committee concluded.
He is mostly offended that the NCAA did not seem to take into consideration the 37 years he coached Syracuse, during which his program followed all the rules.
But hearing these comments, in which Boeheim alludes to the fact that the committee should have “overlooked” his recent trespassing, some think the Syracuse coach is acting outrageously.
They believe that Boeheim got away too easily for breaking the rules.
They accuse Boeheim for serious academic misconduct, for taking extra benefits, for failing to follow the strict policies regarding drug testing.
Also, Boeheim is being accused of booster activity, something which is not permitted in the program.
And these are not the only things Boeheim is being accused of, it’s only what was self reported in 2001.
The NCAA committee has written a 94-pag report in which it details all the misdeeds Boeheim has done during his coaching years.
The report says that for more than 10 years, the Syracuse coach has failed to maintain within the program an “atmosphere of compliance”. He is also being accused of not monitoring the activities of the people who had to report directly and indirectly to him.
For these series of misconduct the NCAA punished Boeheim and his team Syracuse.
According to what the NCAA agreed, the coach will be suspended for 9 ACC games during next season. Also, his school will lose 3 scholarships for each of the upcoming four years and will have to serve a five-year probation.
The NCAA will also cancel all wins that involved ineligible players from 2004 to 2007 and from 2010 to 2012.
Some argue that the punishments are not enough for what Boeheim did. They say that the coach should not be involved in the basketball program at all.