Sean Miller could face a $1 million penalty if he is charged with a crime or commits a major NCAA violation, according to amendments to his contract.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller could face a $1 million penalty if he is charged with a crime or commits a major NCAA violation, according to amendments to his contract approved by the Arizona Board of Regents.
The Arizona Daily Star reported Friday that the regents also added a provision detailing Miller's obligations as a ''responsible employee'' under Title IX, which includes reporting requirements, cooperation with investigations and participation in Title IX training.
The Title IX language will also be added to all of the school's coaching contracts, said Laura Todd Johnson, the university's vice president for legal affairs and general counsel.
The changes comes in the wake of an ESPN story that said Miller and a sports agent discussed a $100,000 payment to Arizona freshman Deandre Ayton, and seven months after the FBI arrested assistant coach Book Richardson as part of a larger investigation of corruption in college basketball. Miller vehemently denied the report.