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NCAA loses another: Enforcement rep Wilson joins Maryland athletics

The fallout of a free-agency bust: Theo Epstein and Carl Crawford are both gone from Boston. (Getty Images)
In less than 18 months, the NCAA has lost two investigators and three enforcement directors. (USATSI)

The hits keep coming for the NCAA enforcement staff.

Maryland has hired former NCAA associate director of enforcement Marcus Wilson as its senior associate athletic director for compliance, the school confirms. Wilson spent five years on an NCAA investigative team that has seen significant change in the last year under president Mark Emmert.

In less than 18 months, the NCAA has lost two investigators, three enforcement directors and vice president of enforcement Julie Roe Lach as a result of the tainted Miami investigation.

Two weeks ago, director of enforcement Dave Didion left for a compliance director job with Auburn.

The NCAA fired investigators Ameen Najjar, who was working the Miami case, and Abigail Grantstein, who was working the investigation into UCLA basketball star Shabazz Muhammad.

Bill Benjamin was a director of enforcement less than eight months before resigning.

Jon Duncan, formerly of the Kansas City-based firm Spencer, Fane, Britt and Browne, has replaced Roe Lach on a 12-to-18-month trial period. Duncan has worked with the NCAA since 1998 on litigation and legal counsel.


Jeremy Fowler is a national college football insider with CBSSports.com. Fowler joined CBS in 2012 after covering the Minnesota Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press for two seasons and covering the Florida Gators for the Orlando Sentinel for two years. Fowler is also a contributor to the CBS Sports Network.
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