NCAA Drops One Major Violation Charge

Bloomington – When Indiana University officials appear before the NCAA Infractions Committee June 13-14, they'll have at least one less "major" infraction allegation to defend itself against.

Bloomington – When Indiana University officials appear before the NCAA Infractions Committee June 13-14, they'll have at least one less "major" infraction allegation to defend itself against.

IU announced today it has received the NCAA's Case Summary for next month's meeting in Seattle. While it won't make the document public until after it has been reviewed by university attorneys, it did reveal that the NCAA has agreed with IU's assessment that one of the five violation allegations – originally all deemed to be "major" violations - should be processed as a secondary violation instead.

That allegation involved the recruitment of Tipton, Ind., player Derek Elston. Elston, who verbally committed to play for the Hoosiers last year, attended one of Kelvin Sampson's summer basketball camps June 30-July 1, 2007. According to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations, Sampson and IU assistant Jeff Meyer arranged a meeting with Elston and his high school coach Travis Daugherty before the conclusion of the two-day camp, which is against NCAA rules. Meyer also gave Daugherty a drawstring backpack and t-shirt to give to Elston, which is an "extra benefit" according to NCAA guidelines.

Neither IU officials or its representatives plan to make further comments on the matter until after the meeting in Seattle. Interested in all of the latest on IU basketball, football and recruiting? Take advantage of HoosierNation.com's Special 3-for-1 Offer – sign up for a one-month subscription at our regular low price of $9.95, and get two additional months for FREE!!

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