President releases memo to campus community

May 6, 2009 | News, UToday
By Jon Strunk

UT President Lloyd Jacobs released a memo to the campus community late Wednesday afternoon saying that the University will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as they move ahead with their investigation of six former athletes and an alleged point-shaving scheme.

The memo came after federal authorities formally indicted the six players being investigated for the scheme that allegedly took place between December 2004 and December 2006. Jacobs said the University takes the matter seriously, but considers it “past history.”

“Be assured that these allegations do not fit within the University’s values system, and we have turned the page on this matter,” he said. “As you may recall, we conducted a thorough assessment of our Athletic Department more than two years ago and can say without question that the department’s ethos is strong.”

Jacobs also said in the memo that he “hopes that this matter can be resolved quickly and justly for all parties involved.”

“As I have stressed in the past, it is my desire to have a culture of compliance throughout the University,” he said. “We are looking forward to a bright future for UT athletics.”

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