NCAA upholds suspensions for Jurkin, Mosquera-Perea

Indiana freshman forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea and freshman center Peter Jurkin must sit for all nine games of their suspensions, the NCAA announced today. That means both players will be out until the Butler game on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Here’s the full text of the release:

Indiana University freshmen student-athletes Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea must miss nine games, according to an appeal decision announced today by the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement. Jurkin and Perea have already sat out five games and must miss four more games before being eligible to compete again.

According to the facts of the case regarding the violations, which were agreed upon by the university, Jurkin and Perea accepted approximately $6,000 and $8,000, respectively, in impermissible benefits from an Indiana University booster. The recruiting inducements were provided on multiple occasions during the student-athletes’ recruitment, and included plane tickets, meals, housing, a laptop, cell phone and clothing.

While a $185 donation to the university may have triggered the booster’s status, recent interactions reinforce his unique access and continuous involvement with the men’s basketball program.

Specifically, he signed financial aid documents required for two former Indiana University basketball student-athletes in 2008 and 2010. Further, Jurkin and Perea lived with the booster in Bloomington, Ind., during multiple summers. Indiana University also provided the booster, who is a nonscholastic coach, with permissible, complimentary men’s basketball tickets. The university has suspended the relationship with the booster until July 1, 2013.

On a number of occasions during the regular review of its rules, NCAA members have continually stressed that the unfair recruiting advantages that come from booster involvement should not be acceptable in college athletics. Further, the 2011 NCAA Presidential Retreat participants emphasized the need for increased accountability and integrity in several aspects of college sports, including the involvement of boosters with prospective student-athletes.

Reinstatement decisions are made based on withholding guidelines developed by the reinstatement committee of NCAA members, as well as any mitigating factors presented by the university. The staff and committee consider a number of factors, including the total amount of benefits received, the nature and type of violations, and whether a booster provided the benefits, among others. The staff provided a significant reduction in the amount of repayment due to the mitigation presented. Perea and Jurkin will be required to pay $250 and approximately $1,590, respectively, to charities of their choice. Indiana did not appeal the repayment requirement.

The reinstatement committee is the final appeal opportunity. The independent committee is composed of representatives from NCAA member colleges, universities and athletic conferences. It can reduce or remove the conditions, but cannot increase the conditions imposed by the staff.

IU athletics director Fred Glass also released this statement:

“Earlier today, we received notice that our appeal for a reduction in the withholding penalties for Hanner Perea and Peter Jurkin was denied. While we are disappointed with the denial, we are even more disappointed in the case summary as communicated by the NCAA public relations staff. This case continues to be about $185 in Varsity Club contributions over 20 years ago, notwithstanding the NCAA National Office’s troubling references to activities that are permissible or would have been permissible but for the minor donations. Having said that, we accept this as the NCAA’s final word on the case, and we will have no further comment on the matter.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.mendoza.108 Richard Mendoza

    Garbage!

  • HoosierExile

    The thing that kills me the most is the part about them living with Adams during multiple summers. Really? Where else are they supposed to go? Back to their countries?

  • stroot

    I’m assuming this is because someone on the NCAA committee has money on the UNC game and wants it to be a little more competitive.

  • stroot

    I’m assuming this is because someone on the NCAA committee has money on the UNC game and wants it to be a little more competitive.

  • NCAA is a SHAM

    Apparently the NCAA views Mark Adams as the antichrist yet doesn’t even look twice at Worldwide Wes. What a joke!!!

  • tetkalee

    NCAA is a joke. Period.

  • yimyames

    Only one thing left to do now!

    Hang banner six!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I am just going to be quiet and let Jay Bilas have a field day with this one…..

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I am just going to be quiet and let Jay Bilas have a field day with this one…..

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Apparently permissable isnt permissable…

  • unclekerfuffle

    You have got to be kidding me. I guess it is time buckle down and win out the nine games. The Hoosiers are going to have to create their own justice. As fans, let’s make sure AH is rocking off the foundations for the next four games.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    Apparently living with your adopted legal guardian in Hanners case is not allowed…..

  • Hoosiers__1

    It just irritates me how the NCAA fails to mention that Adams provided these same benefits to multiple players who chose different colleges. In the NCAA eyes, if Perea and Jurkin chose different colleges, this wouldn’t even be a problem.

  • Hoosiers__1

    It just irritates me how the NCAA fails to mention that Adams provided these same benefits to multiple players who chose different colleges. In the NCAA eyes, if Perea and Jurkin chose different colleges, this wouldn’t even be a problem.

  • hgdownunder

    Hard not to be totally cynical about this one, considering the Shabazz M appeal was granted.

  • Luke72

    It’s time to reevaluate the NCAA. Currently there are over 300 DIV I schools. I suggest they withdraw and create a new governing body as soon as possible. Is it because they are located in Indiana that they can continue the obvious prejudice against IU? Maybe since we are not in one of the major media markets we don’t have the clout of a school like UCLA. Or is it they dislike bumper stickers that their outrage makes us
    their target?

  • http://www.facebook.com/eric.wojcik Eric Wojcik

    Finally the NCAA dribbles out some of the other problems they’ve had with Mark Adams, which had been hidden from the public at large. And… they are underwhelming, to say the least.

    I have to say, remaining as objective as possible, I am even more unimpressed by the work the NCAA has done on this case. I cannot see a 9 game suspension for either player here.

  • CreanFaithful

    These games are crucial for freshman development. Just too bad! On the up side, this will mean more minutes for JH. He already knows how to play around the perimeter. This will be a good opportunity for him to bang down low…

  • dustingm

    Unreal. Just… wow.

  • http://twitter.com/DrewLyon21 Drew Lyon

    Indiana/every reasonable person: Free Perea and Jurkin.
    NCAA: You didn’t catch one of our employee’s boyfriends or girlfriends spouting off about how we wouldn’t handle this case fairly, so naturally this appeal won’t work for you guys.

  • JohnFromBeyond

    Thats the part that bothers me the most, too. If not for the $185, they could have avoided penalties at IU as well. Stupid.

  • JohnFromBeyond

    Thats the part that bothers me the most, too. If not for the $185, they could have avoided penalties at IU as well. Stupid.

  • JohnFromBeyond

    “Jurkin and Perea accepted approximately $6,000 and $8,000, respectively, in impermissible benefits from an Indiana University booster. ”

    No, technically this came from a non profit organization, and similar benefits were given to many other players who went to many other colleges without penalty. All of these “benefits” were self reported for years, and the NCAA stated there was nothing wrong with doing so.

    Free basketball tickets given to the “booster”? Yeah, just as free basketball tickets are given to lots of other AAU coaches.

    The bottom line is, the NCAA saw lots of smoke and mirrors but couldn’t find any real evidence of wrong doing. If not for the $185 technicality, nothing could have happened by their own twisted rules. But they crushed these poor kids anyway, because the NCAA is not held accountable and don’t have to follow such rules as “innocent until proven guilty”. Something doesn’t feel “right”? Well, just penalize them, just in case.

  • Arch_Puddington

    Yet another example of the NCAA’s moral bankruptcy. Consider this: the regulators who have ruled against Jurkin and Perea will likely earn more of the revenue generated by these and other athletes than most of the athletes themselves will. These bureaucrats produce nothing of value themselves, but are in position to penalize those who do for trivial, made-up offenses. Sickening.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    The NCAA also fails to mention that the players who went to Indiana previously from AHope were Tijan (a player we all use for a little fun but never touched the floor even during terribly down years) and Bawa (another project who never played and transferred).

    Then they fail to mention that the fact that players who were highly recruited from the AHope foundation chose to go to other colleges. If Adams and AHope gave IU an unfair recruiting advantage then a player the caliber of Perea would have come to IU before they started to turn things around and pull in guys like Cody Zeller.

    The only “unfair” recruiting advantage IU has is that Zeller came to IU and made it cool to do so again. Had he never made that decision and had IU continued to struggle so much these guys wouldn’t be coming here and it would be a non-issue!

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I think the NCAA should be sued in federal court by many and also be investigated by the FBI as well. I guarantee that there would be so much fraud uncovered the NCAA would implode. What is sad is there is probably not another honest and big enough organization to take over college athletics. Collegiate sports would suffer and perhaps fall into a further tail spin. It is very very sad to be realistic about this.

  • The_Real_Assembly_Hall

    I think the NCAA should be sued in federal court by many and also be investigated by the FBI as well. I guarantee that there would be so much fraud uncovered the NCAA would implode. What is sad is there is probably not another honest and big enough organization to take over college athletics. Collegiate sports would suffer and perhaps fall into a further tail spin. It is very very sad to be realistic about this.

  • IUGRADUATE

    It is so unfortunate that NCAA failed to correct their own mistake. I think it is NCAA who lost today. More people now think NCAA is not for student athlete. It is just a business. It is shame.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000055191761 Scott James

    Why did they just not get a lawyer and bypass the NCAA and take it to court ! they lived with him and called him dad for God sakes , he was their legal guardian ! what dad wouldn’t buy his kids Christmas gifts and shoes and clothes and stuff for school what dad or guardian wouldn’t !!! Did the NCAA think they should go to school naked !! they were kids when this stuff happen and from another country just knowing that this guys is taking care of them feeding them and giving them a place to call home in America !! They wasnt even born when he donated that $185 to IU !! The NCAA committee is a complete JOKE ! They let in who ever they want !!

  • Dick_Pepperfield

    If it wasn’t for my absolute love for Indiana basketball because of the pride it brings me being born and raised a Hoosier, I would never ever watch a single NCAA game in any sport. It is easily the most corrupt governing body next to the International Olympic Committee.

  • Dick_Pepperfield

    If it wasn’t for my absolute love for Indiana basketball because of the pride it brings me being born and raised a Hoosier, I would never ever watch a single NCAA game in any sport. It is easily the most corrupt governing body next to the International Olympic Committee.

  • Dagwoods

    Not disagreeing with you, but Jurkin & Perea both committed BEFORE Cody. Jurkin being the absolute first before any from the 2012 class even committed (Patterson committed a few weeks after him). I always wondered why.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    I thought it went Jurkin (not the big name recruit) then Zeller then Perea? I’m not sure . . . I could be wrong. I thought Patterson and Jurkin were before Cody and Yogi and Hanner were after?

  • HostileHoosier

    I would hope this game is over in the 1st half giving the bench a few extra min to play. We need our bench juiced up for the next game as they will be much more valued within the NC game.
    JH as I have stated before will be a force for our team once he learns to take some breaths and slow down some after he has his hands on the ball. All the pressure he feels coming into this program as a #1 team could be hampering him some. I think he will settle down and be just fine!

  • HostileHoosier

    sorry posted in the wrong comments!

  • HostileHoosier

    sorry posted in the wrong comments!

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    No, you’re right. Jurkin committed early then Perea and Zeller committed a week or so apart. But my point is still the same. IU wasn’t pulling recruits that were highly touted from anywhere including A-Hope until Crean had started to turn the program around and it was acceptable to commit again. I go back to the Negedu kid who chose Tennessee over IU. If A-Hope gave IU an “unfair advantage” I’m pretty sure we could’ve pulled that kid away from Tennessee! Come on . . . Tennessee!!! Ha.

  • Dagwoods

    Jurkin, Patterson, Perea, Zeller, Ferrell, & Hollowell. For me, Jurkin seemed to come early and out of the blue so, yes, there probably was a little home cookin’ advantage. But, we missed out on Negehu and who knows who else. Besides, the benefits only became impermissible because they went to Indiana – what a crock. I think the NCAA wanted to find more and they couldn’t so they came up with this – after all the hype regarding the appeal on Shabazz, they probably didn’t want to reduce another penalty because it would only make them look bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Fischer/691470077 Steve Fischer

    If one reads the entire opinion its all because of $185 payment made over two decades ago-trivial.

  • http://www.babytown.com/ OceanArcher

    Leigh Ann Tuohy, a prominent ole miss booster became legal guardian of Michael ore. He took a scholarship at her Alma mater. It turned into the feel-good movie of the year earning Sandra bullock an Oscar.

    Now Adams can’t provide shelter and clothing for his adopted sons?

    Injustice

  • http://www.babytown.com/ OceanArcher

    Leigh Ann Tuohy, a prominent ole miss booster became legal guardian of Michael ore. He took a scholarship at her Alma mater. It turned into the feel-good movie of the year earning Sandra bullock an Oscar.

    Now Adams can’t provide shelter and clothing for his adopted sons?

    Injustice

  • KevOMG

    I do not agree, of course. However, can someone give me a break down of shabazz’s issues. I know was cleared (we all know that garbage), but how could they? Didn’t he get free plane trips or something? Was it just the fact that he didn’t sign with the schools that broke the rules it isn’t as bad (I believe duke or unc?).

    Anyone? Bueler….

  • Eastwood88_2

    Beat unc and none of this will matter. Tall task but i believe we can do it. I will be at bankers fieldhouse for their first game. On another note, a bit annoyed elston continues to get forgotten by the media. He is just as important, if not more, to our lack of depth. Hulls will score 30 plus vs the tarheels. Mark it down.

  • WatchingYogi_atYogis

    That’s where I was going. We’ve all seen Hulls get fatter and slower over the years, it’s pretty much what happened to MJ and Magic later in their NBA careers. His turnaround in the post would be deadly.

  • Kevin Tolliver

    Love Jay Bilas. He has our backs on this one.

  • Kevin Tolliver

    Love Jay Bilas. He has our backs on this one.

  • Kelin Blab

    NCAA just sent a message to all of basketball and others surrounding….

    + Your focus should not be on kids and helping them succeed but monitoring who is considered a booster. NOTE TO SELF bumper stickers make you a booster

    + If you have a good attorney…hence Shabazz Mohammed, we will listen to you. If you don’t, you are screwed

    + Kids, if someone at any level is trying to help you…even prior to your birth, you may want to ask them have they or anyone connected to your family ever purchased a bumper sticker from ANY college or University, then report it right after your birth.

  • surferhoosierdude

    Two words…..NCAA sucks. I can see this making us a better team, though. I can see this team rallying around these two teamates. I can see this team realizing what an injustice this is. It will make us better in the end. Keep the faith my friends!

  • JerryMaguire

    I’m waiting for one competent reporter to do some work and investigate this story. The inconsistencies are so obvious but no one is willing to do the work and go ask mark emmert and the ncaa the tough questions. they will continue to move forward with their poor work while all us sit here and complain about it. Please Alex and ITH go make a name for yourselves and do some true reporting.

  • MisterSlippery

    Hulls has a mean fundamentally sound layup. It would be killer against Nix.

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