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Suspension of Texas guard Myck Kabongo revised down to 23 games by NCAA

Dec 21, 2012, 8:06 PM EDT

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The NCAA suspension of Texas guard Myck Kabongo has been revised to 23 games, days after the NCAA ruled that the sophomore would be suspended for the rest of the season for receiving impermissible benefits.

The announcement came in a statement Friday after Texas appealed the season-long ban earlier this week.

According to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com, Kabongo provided misinformation about the incident to university officials on two separate occasions.

Kabongo is now slated to return to the Texas lineup Feb. 13 against Iowa State, meaning he will miss 12 more games.

In his absence, Texas has seen a range of performances, once losing to Division II Chaminade, then coming back this week to beat No. 23 North Carolina, 85-67.

In addition to the suspension, Kabongo will be required to pay back $475 in impermissible benefits.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. dalucks - Dec 21, 2012 at 8:54 PM

    The hypocrisy of the NCAA. It is ok for the school presidents to lie to the public as they chase money in the name of conference realignment as they claim the schools do not have any money, however none of the schools have filed for bankruptcy nor gone out of business on the BCS level.
    Now they want the public to believe it is a crime for a player to lie to them about a workout with a future business partner. What a bunch of hypocrites?

  2. tifosi73 - Dec 21, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    So I guess the NCAA spun a wheel to get to 23 games? Or was it a Magic 8 Ball? The NCAA continues to be the worst run organization on the planet.

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