MU Athletics Files Appeals Brief to NCAA Committee On Infractions

An official appeal is now filed by the University of Missouri to the NCAA Committee on Infractions.

MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk filed the appeals brief yesterday (Monday) and in a statement outlined the following points of contention.

The penalties handed down were contrary to NCAA case precedent.

They were not supported, or appropriate, given the nature of the violations.

And they could have a chilling effect on future NCAA enforcement processes.

The NCAA banned MU football, baseball, and softball programs from postseason play for one year, in addition to several recruiting restriction and fines due to a former tutor completing work for 12 student athletes.

The NCAA now has 30 days to respond to the appeal, and following that, an in person hearing date can be established for MU to appear before the appeals committee.