CU put on probation for meals violations
DENVER ” The University of Colorado is being punished by the NCAA for inadvertently undercharging 133 student-athletes for meals totaling $61,700 over six academic years.
The violations, announced Thursday, are considered “major,” the infractions committee said.
The school was placed on two years’ probation, fined $100,000 to be paid to a hunger- or homeless-relief charity and ordered to cut one football scholarship for the next three seasons.
The NCAA said the violations were discovered by the university’s athletic staff, which promptly reported them. The NCAA found the impermissible benefits for walk-on student-athletes from 2000-01 through 2005-06.
The NCAA said Colorado failed to monitor training table regulations adequately.