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Artis, Carter Ineligible After Violation

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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 16.11.2.1, 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.”

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