Dec. 10, 2010
EDITOR'S NOTE: UPDATED WITH STATEMENT FROM CAL ATHLETICS
Cal men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery and members of the Golden Bears' coaching staff met with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions Friday in Indianapolis, according to a FoxNews.com report.According to the report, multiple sources reveal that Cal is being investigated for making improper phone calls and has already self-imposed sanctions.The meeting also had to do with the eligibility of Max Zhang, who returned home to China before the season and is no longer a member of the program, CSNBayArea.com has confirmed, according to a source close to the situation.
-------------------------------------Statement from Cal Athletics, released Saturday, Dec. 11.
In 2008, as a result of normal review and monitoring procedures, the Cal Athletic Department discovered violations of NCAA by-laws that govern the frequency and number of phone calls that coaches are allowed to place to prospective student-athletes. Cal quickly self-reported the findings to the Pacific-10 Conference and the NCAA, and imposed sanctions on individuals employed by the mens basketball program. Internal and external investigations have already concluded that the violations were not intentional. Because the NCAA Committee on Infractions is currently considering the final disposition of this case, we will have no further comment until a final decision is rendered.