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Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:17 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

Miami junior big man Reggie Johnson has been declared ineligible by the NCAA and won't play tonight against Florida State. 

The school put out a statement that Johnson is seeking his immediate reinstatement from the NCAA. 

"In the process of the ongoing joint NCAA-UM inquiry, it was discovered that members of Johnson's family received impermissible travel benefits from a member of the former basketball coaching staff." 

"Johnson was unaware of the benefits and his family was told they were permissible by that member of the former basketball coaching staff." 

The former staff was led by current Missouri coach Frank Haith. 

This is a significant blow to Miami's hopes to make the NCAA tournament. 

Johnson missed the first nine games of the season while recovering from injury. The team is 11-6 since he returned and is 16-10 overall with a 7-6 mark in ACC play. 

Johnson is averaging 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. 

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:35 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Put Haith on probation and quit punishing the inncocent!



Since: Nov 12, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:31 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Actually UKSMITHFAN, keralajoe has a valid point. Calipari has his assistant coaches break the rules for him and his hands remain clean. Looks like Haith did the same thing and just as Calipari, moved onto a different program before things came to light (first UMass, then Memphis). I'm not saying that this is what happened, I'm just saying the keralajoe's analogy is more accurate than you acknowledged. It's is a good formula. If you can maintain the loyalty of the coaches and have they acted without yoru knowledge, that loyalty will go farther in getting them another job than the NCAA violations will hurt them.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 7:18 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Calipari has never been tainted. He never violated any NCAA rules.
By the letter of the NCAA's laws, you are absolutely correct.  John Calipari has never been found guilty of breaking any NCAA rules.  However, both of the universities that Calipari coached at prior to his arrival in Lexington have had to vacate seasons for things that happened during his time on campus.  Granted, I will repeat so nobody misunderstands me.  Calipari was found not to have violated any NCAA rules on his own.  But you can't ignore the fact that rule-breaking has occurred at both of the first two stops on Calipari's NCAA career tour.

In addition, don't forget the apparently-ongoing investigation into Bilal Batley's activities while on the staffs of Memphis and Kentucky.  The NCAA has been pretty quiet on that for the last 8-10 months but the evidence unearthed by Yahoo Sports was pretty clear cut -- including direct quotes from DeMarcus Cousins.



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:51 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Wow, that was a clever statement.  You're so cool.



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:50 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Looks like haith pulled a calipari...escape to better program before any sanctions can taint you.  


Calipari has never been tainted. He never violated any NCAA rules. IF Haith is found guilty, then that is on him and has NOTHING to do with Calipari. 



Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:46 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Looks like haith pulled a calipari...escape to better program before any sanctions can taint you. 



Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:45 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

 Close the school and turn it into a prison.  After all, a majority that attend it end up in prison, this would just save alot of time and money.



Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:43 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Kiss goodbye to Miami's NCAA hopes without Johnson. The Hurricanes are about to be downgraded to a Tropical Depression.


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