KU guard Josh Selby to serve 9-game suspension before being reinstated
10:09 PM, Nov 19, 2010
10:38 PM, Nov 19, 2010
LAWRENCE, Kansas - University of Kansas freshman guard Josh Selby must sit out nine
games and repay nearly $5,000 before he can play for the team.
The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff ruled Friday that
Selby must miss nine regular-season games for accepting
impermissible benefits prior to his signing an athletics aid
agreement at Kansas. The benefits include clothes, transportation,
meals and lodging for Selby and his family. The university and the
NCAA have determined that the value of these benefits is
KU officials say he received those benefits from a longtime
“Even though I’m disappointed I have to miss nine
games, I’m happy that I know when I can be on the court with
my teammates,” Selby said in a news release. “I’m
looking forward to helping my team win another conference
“I’m proud of Josh and his family for the patience
they have shown since Josh’s arrival on campus,” KU
Head Basketball Coach Bill Self said in a news release. “Even
though there was no ill intent by Josh and his family, we and they
understand there are consequences if rules are violated.
We’re excited to have Josh practicing again and look forward
to being a complete team in December.”
He will make his debut for the basketball team on Saturday, Dec.
18, vs. Southern California in Allen Fieldhouse.