NCAA hammers Florida A&M for 'lack of institutional control' over several years
The Florida A&M Rattlers are going to be sitting out the postseason in a number of sports this upcoming school year.
That’s because the NCAA came down hard on the Rattlers on Tuesday for a number of violations, issuing five years of probation and various other penalties.
As you can see in the tweet below, the NCAA found that Florida A&M certified 93 ineligible student-athletes over six years and in 12 different sports:
NCAA hits Florida A&M for lack of institution control after it improperly certified 93 student-athletes over 6yrs in 12 sports and failed to enforce prev NCAA penalties; Rattlers self-impose 2019-20 post-season bans for football and other sports [con't]— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) May 21, 2019
FAMU receives 5 add'l yrs of probation, monetary penalty, reduction in scholarships, recruiting restrictions, will vacate any wins affected in that 6yr period: https://t.co/CegKTlx83w
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) May 21, 2019
Per the NCAA article, here’s a look at the full range of sanctions Florida A&M will face:
The committee used the Division I membership-approved infractions penalty guidelines for a Level I-Aggravated case to prescribe the following measures:
- Five years of years of probation.
- A self-imposed 2019-20 postseason ban for football, baseball, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, women’s basketball and volleyball.
- A vacation of records in which student-athletes competed while ineligible. The university must provide a written report containing the contests impacted to the NCAA media coordination and statistics staff within 45 days of the public decision release.
- A reduction in scholarships by 10% for each of the following programs during the 2019-20 academic year: baseball, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, women’s basketball and volleyball.
- A reduction in scholarships by 10% for the football program during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years.
- Recruiting restrictions for all sport programs during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. The public report contains specific detail on Page 16.
- A $5,000 fine plus 3% of the total athletics budget.