Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 1:35 pm  |  5 responses

NCAA Reduces Myck Kabongo’s Suspension to 23 Games, Will Return in February

Apparently, the NCAA realized their full-season suspension of Myck Kabongo was a little too much and have now modified it to 23 games—meaning he could return to the hardwood on February 13. From CBS Sports: “Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo has been hit with a 23-game suspension by the NCAA for accepting impermissible benefits and providing false statements during two separate internal meetings with university officials. The NCAA announced the decision Friday, two days after Yahoo! Sports reported Kabongo wasn’t honest regarding how he paid for a trip to Cleveland this past summer and would be hit with a season-long suspension. The Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement modified the decision after hearing the university’s appeal Thursday. The Canadian point guard had developed a relationship over the last few years with agent Rich Paul, who recently split from Leon Rose and CAA. Paul also represents Kabongo’s close friends, Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph, who both played at Texas. Kabongo, according to the NCAA, accepted airfare, personal training instruction and then provided false and misleading information during two separate interviews with university officials. As a result, Kabongo will miss 23 games and repay $475 in impermissible benefits to a charity of his choice. Kabongo has already missed the first 11 games of the season and won’t be eligible to play for Rick Barnes and the Longhorns until Feb. 13 against Iowa State in Austin. That will allow him to play the final eight regular-season contests.”

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    $475 ….as the NCAA racks up millions in profits lol what a joke

  • candlewood jay

    you’re the joke.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    good one?

  • esmooth

    he can’t accept money to workout with a bunch of old friends but they can make millions off these poor kids my age….this is crazy…..u might as well allow them to accept money as long as it goes to stuff they need like food or clothes or flights to basketball workouts or books….they cant spend it on jewelery or cars nothing lavish but stuff they really need….its sad he might as well sit out for the year and work on his game instead of wasted a full season of college basketball it is truly precious and should not be waste

  • http://www.facebook.com/shooting.guard.319 Shooting Guard

    well what can i say, i know this dude, grew up with him, NCAA please don’t worry myck can afford 475 bucks