The National Collegiate Athletic Association has charged Boise State with a lack of institutional control after alleged major violations by Kellen Moore in 2010.
“Compliance is one of our core values. We preach it on a daily basis to our staff,” said Bleymaier, who has held his position since 1981.
The major violations involve providing impermissible meals for current and incoming student-athletes during the 2010 football season, Boise State said. The violations allegedly started during a football game against Wyoming, and continued over much of the rest of the season. Moore allegedly started making sandwiches for other players while he had extra time in the pocket.
All told, 79 student-athletes received improper services totaling $5,652. This amount was decided upon taking the market value of Moore’s sandwiches, of over $62 per sandwich. This might seem expensive, but we are talking Kellen Moore gourmet pastrami on rye. These were no $5 footlongs. All of the money has been reimbursed and donated to charity.
Boise State has never had a major infraction case with the NCAA, according to the organization’s database.
“We are deeply committed to following all NCAA rules and to ensuring that our athletic department works diligently so that our procedures reflect the highest standard,” Kustra said in a statement released by the university.
The NCAA declined to comment on the case earlier Monday. “We do not comment on potential, pending or current investigations,” said Erik Christianson, the director of media relations at the NCAA in Indianapolis.