One of the hallmarks of our judicial system is the fact that you have the opportunity to defend yourself. This includes knowing what the charges are and who made the allegations.
Unfortunately, in many NCAA investigations this does not occur. So despite being allowed to play, the attorney representing U. Conn basketball player Ryan Boatright says the NCAA made a lot of mistakes in the process.
“It’s finally over with,” Boatright said after scoring six points. “We can finally put it behind us. We don’t have to worry about me getting pulled out again. We just have to use this to our advantage and come together as a team and make this last final run.”
But Scott Tompsett, an attorney representing Ryan’s mother, Tanesha, issued a statement calling Saturday’s NCAA news release that announced the findings false and misleading. He said the people providing the benefits were friends of the Boatright family and had “no expectation of repayment or reciprocation.”
“And there’s not a shred of evidence that they influenced Ryan’s decision to attend UConn or that they intend to represent Ryan if he ever goes pro,” he said. “The public also should know that the NCAA never told Tanesha and Ryan who made the accusations about them or told them the substance of the accusations so they could defend themselves.”