University Of Washington Responds To Reports

The same day the University of Colorado received a letter from the NCAA in about alleged recruiting violations under Rick Neuheisel, the University of Washington says this should be the last step in the process of closing the issue. Here is their response.


Washington Receives Letter of Inquiry Regarding NCAA Investigation at Colorado

Seattle, WA -- Husky athletic director Barbara Hedges, today announced that the University of Washington has received a Letter of Official Inquiry from the NCAA detailing allegations of NCAA violations within the University of Colorado's Department of Athletics. The allegations stem from information developed by the NCAA involving Colorado's football program when current Washington head coach Neuheisel was the head football coach at Colorado.

The allegations contained in Colorado's Letter of Official Inquiry involve allegations of NCAA recruiting activity and do not involve any allegations involving the provisions of extra benefits to student-athletes or allegations of unethical conduct involving any coaching staff members.

Most of the allegations involve events that occurred over three or four years ago, therefore Coach Neuheisel looks forward to bringing the lengthy process to a close and Colorado's Letter of Official Inquiry from the NCAA represents a significant step towards bringing the matter to closure. Coach Neuheisel looks forward to responding in a cooperative fashion to the allegations contained in the letter and presenting information to the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

Consistent with NCAA Enforcement Policies and Procedures regarding confidentiality of infractions cases, the University and Coach Neuheisel decline to comment further on the development of Colorado's Letter of Official Inquiry until the matter has been reviewed by the NCAA Committee on Infractions and a report is released publicly by the NCAA.

Jim Daves
Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations
Univ. of Washington

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