OU prepares to send report to NCAA

Friday, August 4th 2006, 9:01 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione says a report on what the OU has said are NCAA violations committed by two since-dismissed football players will be sent to the NCAA when it is complete.

Castiglione declined to delve into specifics regarding the case of starting quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman JD Quinn, who were kicked off the Sooners' squad Wednesday.

But Castiglione and football coach Bob Stoops praised the university's compliance staff for its diligence in uncovering the violations and say they expected the NCAA to look into the situation as well.

NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson declined to specifically address the Oklahoma situation.

But in general terms, he says anytime an NCAA member uncovers a violation, the violation must reported to the NCAA. After that is done, NCAA staff decides whether or not to investigate further and issue a notice of findings.

If the NCAA staff investigates and finds that violations have occurred, the case would go to the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, which would determine if the violations merited any harsher penalty than any already self-imposed by the school.