Sport Self considering legal action against NCAA over infractions probe

18:46  19 june  2020
18:46  19 june  2020 Source:   thescore.com

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Kansas head coach Bill Self is considering taking legal action against the NCAA following its infractions investigation into the program.

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In September 2019, the governing body issued five Level I violations against Self and the Jayhawks in connection to the ongoing corruption scandal in college basketball.

Scott Tompsett, Self's attorney, sent a letter last week to NCAA vice president of legal affairs and general counsel Scott Bearby to "formally put the NCAA on notice of Mr. Self's current and prospective claims against the NCAA relating to the NCAA's infractions investigation of the KU men's basketball program and Mr. Self," according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

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Tompsett adds Self is "considering bringing legal action against the NCAA and NCAA officers, employees and representatives for negligence, breach of contract, defamation, fraud, tortious interference with contract and tortious interference with prospective contract."

The NCAA's notice of allegations included head coach responsibility violations against Self. Under NCAA rules, the infractions could lead to a suspension for the legendary bench boss.

Tompsett also requested the NCAA preserve all evidence relating to the investigation of Self and the Jayhawks.

"To put it bluntly, the NCAA enforcement staff is attempting to end Mr. Self's long and very successful coaching career for conduct which all coaches engage in and which the NCAA has known for many years is commonplace and permissible," Tompsett wrote.

Kansas has disputed all charges levied against them.

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