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NCAA Sets Education Expense Regs

May 23, 2000

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ College athletes and recruits who received impermissible expenses to attend high school or prep school will be subject to a reduced penalty if they disclose the expenses to the NCAA.

An NCAA subcommittee on student-athlete reinstatement advised all Division I members last week that those who disclose the payments before Aug. 1 will be kept out of 10 percent of their regular-season games without having to repay the expenses.

The university must submit a request for reinstatement within 30 days of the date the athlete signs a disclosure statement.

Those who have accepted benefits before Aug. 1 but have not disclosed them within 30 days of signing the statement likely will be reinstated after being withheld from competition, but will have to repay the benefit. Those who receive expenses after Aug. 1 likely will be withheld from regular-season competition and will be required to repay the benefit.

Among the players who missed games last season and were ordered to repay the amount of the financial help for prep school tuition were Erick Barkley of St. John’s and DerMarr Johnson of Cincinnati.

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