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Memphis Hit With Several Violations Amid NCAA Investigation

Memphis Tigers coach Penny Hardaway pointing.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 25: Penny Hardaway, head coach of the Memphis Tigers, watches the action during the game against the Charleston Cougars at HP Field House on November 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Documents obtained by The Commercial Appeal reveals the University of Memphis has been charged with multiple Level I violations.

Memphis is already facing four Level I violations and two Level II violations. An amended notice of allegations brings to light more violations involving Memphis basketball head coach Penny Hardaway.

Hardaway "failed to demonstrate that he promoted an atmosphere of compliance within the men's basketball program." In addition, the investigation finds data from a computer belonging to former assistant coach Mike Miller was deleted.

This ultimately revolves around Hardaway. The investigation uncovered his failure to monitor. The University of Memphis, however, has previously refuted that claim.

“The facts do not demonstrate a lack of control, a failure to monitor, a failure to cooperate, or a lack of (redacted) responsibility," the university wrote in its response, dated Oct. 25, 2021, via the Commercial Appeal. “Finally, the NOA contains no specific facts, and it is the specific facts that are imperative for the resolution of this matter."

This is clearly a concerning update for Penny Hardaway and Memphis basketball as a whole.

"Penny Hardaway, Mike Miller and Memphis football all entangled in what began as an investigation into James Wiseman’s eligibility," Mark Giannotto tweeted.

The University of Memphis will no doubt issue a statement in response to Saturday's amended violations update.

The NCAA, meanwhile, will likely come up with a punishment this offseason.