NCAA upholds Sampson penalties

Updated: June 30, 2009, 12:46 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The NCAA released a statement Tuesday morning denying Kelvin Sampson's appeal and affirming the penalties from the Indiana case that saddled him with unethical conduct, failure to monitor his program and to promote an atmosphere of compliance after committing similar, excessive phone violations at two NCAA institutions in succession (Oklahoma and Indiana).

Sampson is currently an assistant coach with the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks. He was forced out at Indiana in February 2008, less than two years after taking over the program.

The NCAA affirmed Sampson's show-cause penalty until Nov. 24, 2013. During that time, any institution that wants to hire Sampson must submit a report to the committee on infractions within 30 days of hiring him to see if any further penalties will be given.

The NCAA already has placed various forms of restrictions against Sampson during that five-year period. He is prohibited from engaging in any on- or off-campus recruiting or interaction with prospective student-athletes from Nov. 25, 2008, to Nov. 24, 2011.

Sampson also is not allowed to conduct any phone calls or any other electronic correspondence with recruits during that time. Limits were put on any recruiting contact until the fall of 2012, as well.

Andy Katz is a senior college basketball writer for ESPN.com.

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