OU wins NCAA appeal; 2005 victories reinstated


Friday, February 22nd 2008, 11:01 am
By: News 9


NEWS 9

NEWS 9 Sports Director Dean Blevins has learned the University of Oklahoma partially won its appeal with the NCAA. Per the appeal, OU will not have to vacate any games related to the Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn case. 

The NCAA initially ruled OU would have to forfeit its eight wins from the 2005 season after former Sooner quarterback Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn were caught being paid for work they did not complete at Norman dealership Big Red Sports and Imports.

On Friday, the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee released a ruling stating Oklahoma should not have been found guilty of separate violations for failing to detect that football players deceptive behavior.

Still, the committee upheld a "failure to monitor" violation imposed on OU, saying the university didn't use established institutional procedures that would have revealed the employment of 12 players at the dealership in summer 2005.

If OU had lost the appeal, they would also have had to vacate the Holiday Bowl trophy it earned from its 17-14 win over Oregon.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.