Statement regarding NCAA sanctions
November 4, 2010
Today marks the end of a cooperative effort between the University of Michigan and the NCAA.
We have taken this investigation very seriously from day one. I’m very proud of how the staff has handled this situation every step of the way. We have cooperated fully with the NCAA staff and we have acknowledged the violations.
The University of Michigan is very proud of its athletic and academic excellence, as well as its athletics compliance record. This case may not be as sensational as other major infractions cases, but to the University of Michigan, it could not be more serious.
We offer no excuses for the violations; they should not have occurred and we have implemented measures to help ensure they do not happen again.
We are satisfied with the sanctions handed down by the NCAA and believe the penalties are appropriate for the violations.
We are focused on the future and our continued commitment to integrity and excellence.