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UGA receives letter from NCAA

January 5, 2004

(Atlanta-AP) -- The University of Georgia will not contest the NCAA's finding of four rules violations in the school's basketball program.

The Athens lawyer who headed the university's own investigation of the allegations says there were no surprises in a letter the school received detailing the violations.

 Lawyer Ed Tolley tells The Associated Press the school had already reported each of the alleged violations to the NCAA.

 The notice includes the allegations of academic fraud and improper benefits that forced Coach Jim Harrick's resignation last spring.

 Harrick's son, assistant coach Jim Harrick Junior, was named in three of the violations. Harrick Junior was suspended and later fired by Georgia last year.

The NCAA will consider Georgia's response to the allegations at a meeting in April.

posted at 9:30pm by roberth@walb.com

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