UCLA Football Coach Fined For Paying For Recruits’ Housing, Training

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A UCLA football coach violated NCAA ethics rules by paying $2,400 for housing and athletic training for a pair of recruits, the NCAA ruled Friday.

In addition to a $5,000 fine and a public reprimand and censure for the university, associate coach Adrian Klemm was placed under a two-year “show cause order,” which requires any school that employs him to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions to outline plans for overseeing his activities.

UCLA had already voluntarily imposed other penalties, including suspending Klemm for the 2015 spring recruiting period and a reduction in official
recruiting visits.

Klemm admitted paying $2,400 for housing and private training sessions for the two recruits, according to the NCAA, adding that he believed the fund did not believe it would violate NCAA rules because the pair had already signed National Letters of Intent to attend UCLA.

“The coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules because he should have known that his arrangement would not be allowed,” an NCAA statement read.

In response to the NCAA report, Klemm said he “did not intentionally violate NCAA rules,” but he conceded that he did so and “I accept full
responsibility.”

“I need to be aware of every rule, and I will be moving forward,” said Klemm, the team’s associate head coach, run-game coordinator and offensive
line coach. “I’m thankful that this process has concluded, and my focus remains squarely on our student-athletes and helping them achieve their
goals.”

Head coach Jim Mora called the episode a “good lesson for all of our coaches and staff.”

(©2016 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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