NCAA Orders OU To Vacate 2005 Wins

Wednesday, July 11th 2007, 11:03 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma football team will have to vacate all wins in the 2005 season as part of NCAA sanctions over pay some football players, including quarterback Rhett Bomar received for work they didn't do at a Norman auto dealership.

The NCAA found OU failed to monitor the work of the players and is ordering OU to give up all its wins in 2005 including a bowl win over Oregon and to give up two scholarships in both the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

OU spokesman Kenny Mossman says the university will e-mail to the media its reaction to the penalties.

This changes OU's 2005 record from 8-4 to 0-12 and gives an additional win to Oklahoma State, Tulsa, Baylor, Nebraska, Texas A&M, Kansas, Kansas State and Oregon.

It also changes coach Bob Stoops career record at OU from 86-19 to 78-27.

The NCAA is also adding two years probation on OU and says part of the reason for the stiff penalties is because OU failed to monitor the men's basketball staff over telephone contacts only one year before the latest incident.

The NCAA accepted OU's self-imposed sanctions of kicking Bomar, offensive lineman JD Quinn and another player off the team. Also accepted is OU's reduction in the number of coaches who can recruit off campus and the university prohibiting players from working at the dealership until 20-11.

Bomar and Quinn each lost a season of eligibility and have transferred.

Bomar is now at Sam Houston State and Quinn is at Montana.

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10/5/2006 - Rhett Bomar Sends Letter Of Apology To NCAA

12/12/2006 - Oklahoma Compliance Changes Aimed At Preventing Rules Violations

4/4/2007 - Oklahoma Disputes NCAA Monitoring Allegation