Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
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What to make of NCAA's Notice of Allegations sent to Georgia Tech

What to make of NCAA's Notice of Allegations sent to Georgia Tech

It has recently been revealed that Chicago Bulls prized rookie Wendell Carter Jr. has been linked to an alleged Georgia Tech strip club incident. Of the three allegations, the NCAA says two are considered a "severe breach of conduct", considered the highest "Level 1" violations. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Ken Sugiura first reported the Notice of Allegations on Thursday.

"The NCAA has investigated and found multiple high-level recruiting violations by the Men's Basketball coaching staff, yet it is the Women's Basketball head coach, MaChelle Joseph, who remains suspended for reasons that have yet to be disclosed to her or to the Georgia Tech community".

Georgia Tech must respond to the allegations by May 16.

Just as the most exciting time of the college basketball season begins, the NCAA handed the Georgia Tech men's basketball program a notice of allegations related to multiple recruiting violations.

Further, the NCAA alleged that LaBarrie provided false or misleading information to the NCAA and institute regarding his knowledge and involvement of the violations alleged, attempted to influence the team member to provide false or misleading information and further tried to hide his attempt to influence the team member.

LaBarrie was put on administrative leave in November 2017 and resigned the following February.

Jack, whom the NCAA declared to be a representative of Georgia Tech's athletics interests, is alleged to have provided Carter and an unidentified then-Georgia Tech player with $300 for the strip club visit, the sources told ESPN.

His actions could merit a show-cause order, meaning any penalties would follow him to his next job. "People who know me know my character and what I stand for".

Bell allegedly gave clothing, meals, and plane tickets to former Georgia Tech players Josh Okogie (now with the Minnesota Timberwolves) and Tadric Jackson, and also attempted to convince Memphis' Markel Crawford to transfer.

Pastner denied the charge previous year, saying there was "zero truth to any of those disgusting, bogus allegations".

His Yellow Jackets made the NIT in his first season (2016-17) but have missed the postseason each of the last two years. Bell is also accused of providing $1,400 to those former players, and later trying to pay the potential transfer so he would attend Georgia Tech. "This will all be over soon and will not define me as a person or a coach".

"Josh cooperated fully with the NCAA investigation and he has not been charged with any violations", Pastner's attorney, Scott Tompsett, told ESPN in a statement.

Tech (14-18) ended its 2018-2019 season with a 78-71 loss to Notre Dame in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte.

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