Jurich: Hurtt will stay on at UofL


by WHAS11 editors


Posted on October 22, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 5:36 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Clint Hurtt faced several violations by the NCAA from his time as an assistant at Miami, most notably violating the principles of ethical conduct. The NCAA claimed Hurtt provided false and misleading information in their investigation.

Hurtt officially received his notice of allegations from the NCAA in February and had until May 20 to answer the NCAA.

Louisville Athletic Director Tom Jurich told fans in February not to worry about the alleged violations because none of it involved UofL's team and Hurtt was going to fight the allegations.

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Jurich released the following statement Tuesday after the NCAA released their report:


"The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions today issued its infractions report concerning the University of Miami, and the University of Louisville now knows the resolution of the allegations concerning our Assistant Football Coach Clint Hurtt. In its report, the Committee on Infractions acknowledged the seriousness exhibited by Louisville in this matter and accepted the significant penalties placed upon Clint by me."

"Throughout the Miami inquiry, even though Louisville had limited knowledge of all the facts in the case, I was troubled by the involvement of Clint in any possible allegations.  As a result, I undertook several actions based upon this knowledge, including expressing my concern to him about his possible previous and any future involvement in violations, undertaking additional monitoring and educational activities of him, and imposing penalties upon him based at least on his acknowledged involvement in some violations.  Once the Notice of Allegations was issued, we had additional conversations about additional possible penalties. These were subsequently imposed and remain in effect."

"I thank the Committee on Infractions for its acknowledgment that Louisville took this issue seriously and imposed significant penalties upon Clint that impacted our overall football program. I believe this was a factor in the Committee’s willingness to accept the institution’s further proposed actions that will be imposed upon Clint."

"NCAA compliance is of utmost importance to the University and me.  Clint understands that importance, and I believe he recently has acted appropriately in his activities involving Louisville’s football program.  Clint’s penalties will continue throughout this academic year, and the institution will continue to ensure that he remains “a model citizen” within the football program.  Clint’s actions in the Miami case were significant, and any similar activities here will not be tolerated; however, he has willingly accepted the significant penalties opposed upon him by Louisville and those adopted by the Committee on Infractions.  I’ve had four years watch Clint and his actions at UofL."

"Clint has learned much from this experience and, as a result, is aware of his responsibilities to his profession, to Coach Strong, and the University.  While we anticipate his continued “model citizen” approach toward NCAA compliance will continue, his penalties will remain in effect."

Jurich hosted a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m., WHAS11's Kent Spencer will have much more on what he had to say coming up during the evening newscasts.