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REPORT: NCAA calls in Rutgers officials over allegations

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Could the true and final end of the Flood Era be near?

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A report by nj.com’s Ryan Dunleavy indicates that various people associated with the NCAA investigation into alleged violations by Rutgers are being called in to meet with investigators.

Rutgers self-reported a number of violations to the NCAA, at least in part attached to the lack of institutional control in the football program on the watch of former head coach Kyle Flood.

Dunleavy’s report indicates that Flood, former assistant coach Darrell Wilson and former director of sports medicine Robert Monaco are all being called in to respond to questions. In addition, university president Robert Barchi, athletics director Pat Hobbs, football coach Chris Ash, university senior vice president and general counsel John Hoffman, and chief compliance officer Paul Perrier will be in attendance.

Rutgers hired an Kansas City-based law firm in October of 2015 to assist in its defense before the NCAA. Of interest - simply because of the way it sounds - is the fact that, according to the report, the meeting will be held at an “undisclosed location”. From the report:

The private hearing is scheduled to be held at an undisclosed location away from NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, sources told NJ Advance Media. It typically takes 8-12 weeks for a final report and penalties to be issued, according to the NCAA.

It is possible that the process may be drawing to a close over the next few months. Rutgers has hoped that its self-reporting and the sanctions it has suggested will satisfy the NCAA and that it can move forward.

On the Banks will update this story as it unfold.

For more details on the allegations click here. For why you shouldn’t panic over these charges, click here.

NOTE: This post was updated at 11:05 am to add the fact that university president Robert Barchi, athletics director Pat Hobbs, football coach Chris Ash, university senior vice president and general counsel John Hoffman, and chief compliance officer Paul Perrier also are in attendance.