Thursday, April 13, 2006

NCAA Can Still Reduce Sampson's Salary

Apparently the possibility of penalties following Kelvin Sampson to Indiana University was not only a forethought but was also dealt with in the new Hoosier coach’s contract.

Sampson’s contract with Indiana is worth $10.8 million over seven years but could be reduced by nearly $100,000 if there are further sanctions from the NCAA for more than 550 impermissible phone calls made to recruits by Sampson and his assistant coaches at Oklahoma. There is also a $500,000 penalty for leaving before the end of the contract in 2013.

I have often said that I didn’t think the NCAA would impose any more sanctions on the Universities of Oklahoma and Indiana and if you read between the lines it looks like that is the case. From what I see the only thing that is in danger of being reduced is Sampson’s bank account.