NCAA: SC shouldn't have approved hotel stays
Sat, 02 Oct 2010 02:33:04 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The NCAA says South Carolina's compliance director should not have approved football players living at a local hotel paying reduced rates.
While the NCAA has not assessed any penalties in the ongoing investigation, it says the university's initial evaluation of the arrangements at The Whitney Hotel was "flawed."
South Carolina released more than 400 pages of documents Friday pertaining to NCAA's probe of players living at the hotel through an open records request by The Associated Press and other media outlets.
The school says football players were being charged $450 for a two-bedroom suite, a monthly rate compliance director Jennifer Stiles deemed permissible under NCAA rules.
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