Courtesy: Oregon Sports Information
EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon announced today that men’s basketball student-athletes Ben Carter and Dominic Artis violated NCAA rules by selling team-issued apparel over the past year. Per NCAA rules, each student-athlete will be withheld from participating in a yet to be determined number of games to start the season and must donate the value of the apparel to charity.
The selling of team-issued apparel is a violation of NCAA bylaw 188.8.131.52, which prohibits student-athletes from receiving an extra benefit.
The violations were discovered through an internal monitoring system and immediately investigated with cooperation of our student-athletes and violations were self-reported to the PAC-12 Conference and to the NCAA. The student-athletes were declared ineligible and have applied for reinstatement.
The Department of Athletics will continue to ensure strict compliance to all University, PAC-12 and NCAA rules and will further our compliance education of all staff and student-athletes.
Quote from Dana Altman:
“Ben and Dominic are two good young men who made a poor decision that was against NCAA rules. I feel that both regret their decisions and the impact that it has on their teammates and our university.”
Quote from Dominic Artis:
“I want to apologize to the University, to Coach Altman and to my teammates for selling team apparel. I regret my actions and do not want this situation to define me or my character.”
Quote from Ben Carter:
“As a student-athlete at Oregon, I recognize that I have a responsibility to represent our team and our University at all times with the utmost of integrity. I regret the decision to sell the apparel and I am grateful to the NCAA and to the University for the opportunity to make amends.”