Oklahoma: NCAA unfairly took away football wins

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The University of Oklahoma claims the NCAA
infractions committee unfairly stripped the Sooners' football team
of eight wins from the 2005 season.
In a rebuttal to the infractions committee released today, the
university says previous violations in the men's basketball program
shouldn't have been a factor in imposing the penalty.
The university claims an NCAA subcommittee came up with new
aggravating factors that didn't exist at the time of Oklahoma's
violations and used them to erase all eight of the Sooners' wins
from their Holiday Bowl season two years ago.
It was the latest development in Oklahoma's ongoing appeal to
regain its 2005 victories and get a ``failure to monitor'' finding
overturned in the case.
The penalties stem from extra payments to former quarterback
Rhett Bomar and former lineman J.D. Quinn by a Norman car
OU President David Boren says he hopes the NCAA also takes into
consideration that the university uncovered the evidence and
reported it to the NCAA right away.

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