PAC-10 Clears UCLA of E-Mail Allegations
Oct. 12, 2001
On March 26 of this year, UCLA Director of Athletics Peter Dalis received an e-mail from an individual identifying himself as 'Dave Gibson.' The Gibson e-mail listed a number of purported NCAA rules violations allegedly committed by the UCLA Men's Basketball program.
The e-mail stated that these allegations would be sent to NCAA and Pac-10 Conference officials and the media unless Head Coach Steve Lavin was fired from his position on or before April 2. On March 29, Dalis received a second e-mail from 'Dave Gibson,' stating that the allegations contained in the first e-mail would not be shared with the media or NCAA and Pacific-10 personnel, but asked that Dalis look into the charges. On April 5, Dalis forwarded a copy of the e-mail to Dan Coonan, then Pac-10 Assistant Commissioner/Governance and Enforcement, and asked the conference to investigate the matter.
The Pac-10 today announced 'The Conference office commenced an investigation into allegations of violations of NCAA rules involving UCLA shortly after reviewing an e-mail of unknown origin sent to UCLA Director of Athletics Peter Dalis on March 26, 2001.
'The Conference's inquiry failed to yield any credible evidence of violations on the part of UCLA in relation to the allegations presented in the e-mail. As is normal procedure in these situations, unless additional information of a reliable nature surfaces, the Conference considers the matter of the e-mail as it relates to UCLA to be closed.'