Michigan will announce penalties
CHICAGO -- Michigan will respond May 24 to the NCAA's allegations against its football program and announce self-imposed penalties.
Michigan had 90 days to respond to the NCAA's "notice of allegations," sent to the school Feb. 22 and containing five alleged violations against coach Rich Rodriguez and the football program.
The NCAA alleged Michigan exceeded limits on practice time and the number of coaches who could be involved in both in-season and out-of-season activities.
The 90-day period ends Monday, and Michigan will make its response and its self-imposed penalties public on Tuesday.
"We want there to be total transparency," Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Monday at the Big Ten spring meetings of coaches and ADs. "Within 24 hours after the material has been delivered to the [Committee on Infractions], we're going to make them available to the general public. You'll have the responses, you'll have the self-imposed penalties, sanctions, that we believe are appropriate."
Brandon said the final touches are still being put on the response before it's sent to the NCAA.
Wolverines coach Rich Rodriguez said he's also preparing a response that will be released at the same time "if the attorneys can get all the communication done."
"A lot of the things that I would probably want to say will be in the response," Rodriguez said. "But I don't know if everything that I'd like to say will be in the response."
Michigan officials will appear before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in August, when further penalties could be assessed.
"I'll be very, very glad to get this all turned over to the NCAA," Brandon said. "And I'll be even more glad to finish this process in August."
Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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