NCAA upholds 9-game bans for Indiana freshmen

8:27 PM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea, the Indiana freshmen basketball players suspended nine games for taking impermissible benefits from a university booster, had their appeal denied on Friday by the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.

The booster in question gave Jurkin and Perea $6,000 and $8,000, respectively, in benefits, including "plane tickets, meals, housing, a laptop, cell phone and clothing," even housing the foreign-born student-athletes during multiple summers.

Jurkin and Perea are required to repay "$250 and approximately $1,590, respectively, to charities of their choice."

The duo has already missed five games -- all Hoosier wins -- and will be eligible to play on Dec. 15 at Butler.

The report stated Indiana has suspended its relationship with the booster until July 1, 2013.

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