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Arizona accused of 5 level I violations; Sean Miller accused of lack of control

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The University of Arizona is hit with nine total allegations.

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The Arizona Wildcats have been hit with a total of nine misconduct violations, including five level I violations, according to Seth Davis of The Athletic.

Arizona was sent the allegations on Oct. 21. The allegations range from a lack of institutional control, failure by the university to monitor and lack of head coach control against head coach Sean Miller. Women’s swimming head coach Augie Busch was also hit with lack of head coach control.

The nine allegations are the most received by a school so far among the schools that were hit with allegations such as Kansas, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Memphis, LSU, North Carolina State, and now Arizona.

Former Arizona assistant, Book Richardson, plead guilty in court in 2019 for accepting bribes in his role in the pay-for-play scheme.

In early 2018, Mark Schlabach of ESPN released an article alleging that Arizona coach Sean Miller was caught on wiretap discussing payments of up to $100,000 to get then Wildcat, Deandre Ayton, to play for Arizona prior to Ayton’s signing. Miller and Arizona denied ever discussing payments or paying Ayton. Miller was not punished in 2018 for the alleged reports by Schlabach, although he was held out for one game and Ayton sat games as well.

The University of Arizona has 90 days to respond notice of allegations by the NCAA, in which the NCAA will have another 60 days to respond to Arizona’s response, according to CBS Sports.