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Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Posted on: February 26, 2012 5:17 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

Miami junior big man Reggie Johnson has been declared ineligible by the NCAA and won't play tonight against Florida State. 

The school put out a statement that Johnson is seeking his immediate reinstatement from the NCAA. 

"In the process of the ongoing joint NCAA-UM inquiry, it was discovered that members of Johnson's family received impermissible travel benefits from a member of the former basketball coaching staff." 

"Johnson was unaware of the benefits and his family was told they were permissible by that member of the former basketball coaching staff." 

The former staff was led by current Missouri coach Frank Haith. 

This is a significant blow to Miami's hopes to make the NCAA tournament. 

Johnson missed the first nine games of the season while recovering from injury. The team is 11-6 since he returned and is 16-10 overall with a 7-6 mark in ACC play. 

Johnson is averaging 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. 

Category: NCAAB
Comments

Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:39 am
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

When a person in the test center helped athletes with tests for FSU, wins were vacated. The Dillards thing led to the suspension of an athlete, UM has had so many examples, Pell Grant falsifications, pay for play with access to everything for the ponzi-scheme king pin, just to name a few. That last example and the subject of this article have yet to be dealt with, you talk history, this is right now. UM is a dirty program, but bring up someone else and act as though everyone does it. The wins need to be vacated.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2012 10:00 am
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

3.1415926535 . . . I just looked at who you root for . . .talk about a classic case of the pot calling the (alleged) kettle black . . . really, the Criminoles?   Free Shoe U?  Can I see your transcript please, since I want to know what trickeration and strategery you pulled to get your grades up that high, or did you have tutors writing papers for you too . . . or maybe you worked at Dillards while in school so you could give the athletes free clothes . . . c'mon man, I'm falling over laughing just thinking about an FSU fan calling anyone out.  The Canes have certainly had their issues, but its getting to teh point that few schools can say otherwise.

Just about every school is in a glass house . . . I'd be careful throwing stones from anywhere these days . . .



Since: Aug 8, 2009
Posted on: February 27, 2012 2:15 am
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

A good win for the Canes over FSU tonight...now it's time to vacate the 11 wins that Johnson played in. The cheatingest team in the country strikes again and gets caught again. How many times does this have to happen before there are consequences for UM's underhanded actions? There is no institutional control whatsoever.



Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:31 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Watch out, Missouri Tigers, the NCAA is coming after you and your dirty coach who got Miami into this mess!



Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: February 26, 2012 11:21 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Shady Cal is a cheater period, ask Memphis or UMass


You mean like Roy Williams, yes, THAT Roy Williams who is the current coach at UNC, who was busted for violations while at Kansas?



Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: February 26, 2012 10:03 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

win both remaining games (or two in the tourney), that'd be 20 wins -- the number that the NCAA Selection Committee reputedly wants to see when picking at-large teams from major conferences.
That's an extremely outdated look at things.  It used to be that 20 wins was a benchmark, so to speak, to compare "bubble teams", but since the RPI came into being (and thus began the art of scheduling to job the RPI), 20 wins may or may not be worthy.

That being said, I think the 'Canes are in, and deservedly so.  I also think Johnson will be back soon, likely in time to face us in Raleigh.  Nothing to see here as far as the NCAA issues from what I can see.  His family will repay some amount and he'll be reinstated quickly.



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: February 26, 2012 9:23 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

By the letter of the NCAA's laws, you are absolutely correct.  John Calipari has never been found guilty of breaking any NCAA rules.  However, both of the universities that Calipari coached at prior to his arrival in Lexington have had to vacate seasons for things that happened during his time on campus.  Granted, I will repeat so nobody misunderstands me.  Calipari was found not to have violated any NCAA rules on his own.  But you can't ignore the fact that rule-breaking has occurred at both of the first two stops on Calipari's NCAA career tour.


In addition, don't forget the apparently-ongoing investigation into Bilal Batley's activities while on the staffs of Memphis and Kentucky.  The NCAA has been pretty quiet on that for the last 8-10 months but the evidence unearthed by Yahoo Sports was pretty clear cut -- including direct quotes from DeMarcus Cousins.
DBowman, Calipari was the one who turned in Camby's incident into the NCAA, at UMASS.  The 2nd time, Rose was actually never proven to not have taken his test.  You know what is funny, Cal/Memphis had to vacate that season, with no actual proof of wrong doing, while Coach. K, who played Corey Maggette during his Final-4 run in 1999, whom testified in a court of law that he accepted money from Myron Piggie.  The thing is, the NCAA hammered Memphis, citing 'strict liability' as the reason, yet, they decided to pass over Duke, who played an ineligible player, was not stricken of anything.  Selecitive Enforcement?  Yes.  The funny thing is Maggettee was proven to have broken the rules, while Rose, not so much.

So just be lucky that the NCAA loves Duke, for it saved Coach K. one strike. 



Since: Feb 16, 2011
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:59 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

"This is a significant blow to Miami's hopes to make the NCAA tournament."  Really?  So how is it that UM -- without Johnson -- just beat FSU (a top-20 team) by 16 points?  While the 'Canes next play at NC State (a team they've already lost to, at home), they return to Coral Gables to play a Boston College team, currently 8-20 on the season.  Should Miami win one of those two contests, and a game in the ACC Tournament, they'd be 19-11 . . . win both remaining games (or two in the tourney), that'd be 20 wins -- the number that the NCAA Selection Committee reputedly wants to see when picking at-large teams from major conferences.  Having said all that, Johnson could be re-instated within a week . . . meanwhile, the NCAA ought to come down on Frank Haith.  Sorry, Missouri fans - I know it wouldn't be unfair to the players on your team; but to penalize Coach Larranaga and the UM players that had nothing to do with Haith's transgressions wouldn't quite be fair, either.   



Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Well...it looks like they whipped the Florida State Crimenoles without him tonight, so they won't be too bad off! Cool



Since: May 25, 2009
Posted on: February 26, 2012 8:06 pm
 

Miami's Reggie Johnson ineligible by NCAA

Shady Cal is a cheater period, ask Memphis or UMass


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