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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:25 am

The A-State men’s basketball team is facing a NCAA violation for providing a player with an excessive quantity of apparel.

In a report released by the NCAA Division I Committee, a former director of basketball operations provided a student-athlete with more than $5,000 in excessive apparel.

According to Jerry Scott, assistant athletics director for media relations, the athletic department has proposed two self imposed penalties: to vacate one win from the 2015-16 season and a $4,500 fine.

Terry Mohajir, director of athletics at A-State,  released the following statement in response to the infraction:

“Once we learned and confirmed in December that there had been a rule infraction, we immediately self-reported this isolated violation to the NCAA.  As a result, our staff fully cooperated with NCAA officials in order to help resolve any outstanding matters.  I’m very proud of the way (Associate Athletics Director for Compliance) Joel Weems and our staff collaborated with the NCAA in order to resolve this case with the least amount of penalties.  We remain committed to complying with all NCAA rules and regulations, and we fully accept the fine imposed, public reprimand and to vacate one win from the 2015-16 season as our penalty.”

This decision comes after the receipt of a letter from the NCAA informing the university of a possible violation.

“The athletics department has cooperated fully with the NCAA throughout this process,” Scott said.

According to the NCAA, the ruling has been resolved, meaning it will not affect A-State men’s basketball under the leadership of new head coach Grant McCasland.

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