Kansas coaches Les Miles and Bill Self are no strangers to controversy. Both could be facing some serious obstacles in the very-near future with an NCAA investigation now focused on their programs.
According to CBS Sports, the Kansas men’s basketball and football programs are now being investigated by the NCAA. It would appear, however, that the investigations are separate.
Per the report, the football program is being investigated for possible infractions committed by an assistant of former head coach David Beaty. The school is already being sued by Beaty for allegedly withholding money from him when he was fired last season.
Miles was hired to coach the football team in November 2018, and is being charged with turning around a program that has not reached a bowl game in over a decade. That streak could run a lot longer if the NCAA investigation turns up anything that could impose sanctions.
NCAA Investigating Kansas: Jayhawks' football program being investigated for possible wrongdoing by a former assistant coach (CBS Sports)https://t.co/5Nce8ezdQf
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As for the basketball team, Bill Self’s side is dealing with an incident involving an assistant coach allegedly trying to land Zion Williamson for money, as well as eligibility issues for Silvio De Sousa that resulted in a massive suspension for him.
Regarding the nature of all of the ongoing investigations, even the Big 12 Conference seems stumped as to the true nature of the investigations.
Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made it clear to CBS Sports that the details are between the Jayhawks and the NCAA.
“We always have concerns when there are allegations against one our schools,” Bowlsby said. “I don’t have any inside information. Those conversations take place between Kansas officials and the NCAA.”
The Jayhawks are no strangers to the NCAA getting in their business.
In 2006, a public infractions report was issued against both programs that resulted in probation and various small penalties imposed.