The NCAA levied a one-year postseason ban against Oklahoma State’s men’s basketball program, making it the first program to receive punishment from the highly publicized FBI investigation.
Is this ominous for USC?
“In a criminal proceeding with a high burden or proof — beyond a reasonable doubt — and an individual who accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty, it was not difficult for us in this case to give significant weigh to those particular facts that he agreed to,” said Larry Parkinson, chief hearing officer for the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
USC also had an assistant coach (Tony Bland) plead guilty.
“Having had only one and this being the first, time will tell whether other cases are similar and dissimilar,” Parkinson said.
Below are the full penalties for Oklahoma State: