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Blunt Blasts NCAA Decision Upholding Penalties Against University of Missouri

November 26, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement today condemning the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) decision to uphold penalties imposed on the University of Missouri’s athletics program: 

“The NCAA made the absolute wrong decision here. The facts in this case clearly do not support these unfair, unwarranted sanctions. The University of Missouri did the right thing by self-reporting the actions of the tutor and a small number of players. The NCAA is punishing current players for actions that occurred years ago and they had nothing to do with. I will continue to support Chancellor Cartwright, Athletic Director Jim Sterk, and UM System President Mun Choi as they press for badly-needed reforms to the NCAA’s enforcement process. I hope Mizzou fans will join me in expressing our pride in all of the athletes who work hard every day to be the best at what they do. We are cheering for you.”

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