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Report: UConn uncovers NCAA violations under fired coach Kevin Ollie

Report: UConn uncovers NCAA violations under fired coach Kevin Ollie
Published On: Wed, Jun 20
Feb 22, 2015; Storrs, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline against the Tulane Green Wave in the second half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. UConn defeated Tulane Green Wave 67-60. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The University of Connecticut had evidence indicating multiple cases of wrongdoing by former men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie when itA decided to fire him in MarchA with more than $10 million remaining on his contract.

InA documents obtained by theA Hartford Courant, the university informed Ollie of several specific NCAA violations that occurred during his tenure and that he was "not being completely truthful" with school officials when he was questioned about his actions.A 

Among the allegations spelled out in a four-page letter from athletic director David Benedict:

-- Ollie got a personal friend, Derek Hamilton, to serve as an off-campus trainer for some players in 2015-16. Three players also traveled to work out with Hamilton in Atlanta, where they were fed, transported and housed for free. According to theA Courant, the letter also said one player's parent even calledA Ollie to ask if the trip was legal.

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