Washington's former compliance director said Monday she didn't consult an NCAA infractions database on gambling cases before issuing a memo that forms a key part of Rick Neuheisel's lawsuit against the university and NCAA.
Washington's former compliance director, testifying in Rick Neuheisel's lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, said Thursday she had hoped to provide guidance on NCAA basketball pools to athletes and staff but "got hung up."
Former Washington athletic director Barbara Hedges testified Tuesday that she didn't read the full text of an e-mail -- which mistakenly authorized gambling in NCAA basketball pools -- when it first was distributed.
Rick Neuheisel's case against the University of Washington and the NCAA started Monday, with his lawyer claiming that NCAA administrators set the former football coach up and Washington officials fired him wrongly.
A judge rejected an effort Thursday by Rick Neuheisel's lawyers to disallow tape recordings made by NCAA investigators as evidence in the coach's lawsuit against the University of Washington and the NCAA.
The NCAA on Wednesday cleared former Washington football coach Rick Neuheisel of wrongdoing related to his gambling on basketball games, but reprimanded the university for failing to monitor the football program.
The NCAA cited the University of Washington -- but not former football coach Rick Neuheisel -- on Tuesday for lack of institutional control in the gambling flap that led to Neuheisel's firing, the coach's lawyer said.
The University of Washington announced disciplinary action Tuesday against 12 athletic department employees, including football coach Keith Gilbertson and compliance officer Dana Richardson, for participation in gambling pools on college basketball.
Rick Neuheisel's legal team is pinning a key part of its case on a former graduate assistant coach who alerted investigators to gambling on the NCAA basketball tournament by Washington football assistants.