Report: OU distributed banned supplements
Football players given nutritional supplements before school detected error and stopped practice

Report: OU distributed banned supplements

By Jeff Latzke Modified: June 13, 2007 at 12:57 am •  Published: June 13, 2007
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/> Oklahoma also reported that it committed a secondary violation when co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin called a football prospect the same week that coach Bob Stoops had telephoned him and another when three prospects were shown lockers with jerseys featuring the numbers they wore in high-school.

The university said the prospects involved in the violations all committed to play at other schools.

Oklahoma also provided the NCAA with an update on compliance changes prompted by an investigation into nearly 600 impermissible phone calls made by former men's basketball coach Kelvin Sampson and his staff.

The university said it is increasing its compliance staff to eight — from three in 2003-04 — and has modified the department's structure to make for better communication and more direct reporting. It also assigned the compliance department executive director the duty of conducting investigations, along with general counsel Joseph Harroz Jr., to allow "other compliance personnel to focus on key components of compliance, such as recruiting legislation, rules education and monitoring.”

"The University has taken the initiative to make sure that all functions of compliance are monitored within the Department and under the direction of the Executive Director of Compliance, strengthening the University's institutional control,” Harroz wrote in a letter to the NCAA.

In the basketball case, NCAA enforcement staff had recommended a severe "lack of institutional control” finding that could have resulted in a ban from postseason play. The infractions committee reduced the finding to a "failure in monitoring” violation.

Oklahoma also reported a secondary violations by a women's volleyball coach who provided a media guide to a high school sophomore and a former track assistant who invited a track prospect to campus before he had been enrolled at the university. The track prospect was never allowed to attend Oklahoma.


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