Washington State Football Coach Reprimanded and Fined

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Pac-12 Conference has reprimanded and fined Washington State University head football coach Mike Leach $10,000 for his comments about the Arizona State University football program during his press conference on Monday, October 17.

“Conference rules prohibit Pac-12 member institutions from disparaging each other and discrediting other institutions,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.

“Information or accusations relative to rule violations must be handled by institutions filing those concerns with the Conference office through a formal process, and institutions must refrain from discussing those concerns publicly.”

“Currently, there are no playing rules that restrict a team from observing an opponent’s offensive or defensive signals. The NCAA playing rules (1-4-11-a, b and f) cover what audio and video equipment is prohibited in the team area, coaching box and coaches’ booth, and specifically state that any attempt to record, either through audio or video means, any signals given by an opposing player, coach or other team personal is prohibited.”

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