Creighton University Faces Fines, Probation in Bribery Scandal

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(Omaha, Nebraska) -- The NCAA is announcing fines, probation, and other punitive measures for Creighton University in response to a bribery scandal.

The decision was announced today in response to a former assistant men's basketball coach accepting 6 thousand dollars from a business management company in 2017 while in Las Vegas. Former Assistant Coach Preston Murphy resigned over the scandal in 2019.

According to the official NCAA release, punitive measures include:

  • Two years of probation.
  • A $5,000 fine plus 1% of the men’s basketball program budget.
  • A reduction of men’s basketball scholarships by one per year for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years (self-imposed by the university).
  • A reduction of men’s basketball official visits by six during the 2021-22/2022-23 rolling two-year period (self-imposed by the university).
  • A reduction in the number of men’s basketball recruiting person days by 10% from the previous four-year average for the two-year probationary period (self-imposed by the university).
  • The university will prohibit complimentary admission to home games for all prospects and coaches in November 2021 (self-imposed by the university).
  • A two-year show-cause order for the former assistant coach. During that period, any NCAA member school employing him must restrict him from any athletically related duties unless it shows cause why the restrictions should not apply.

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