April 24, 1992 |
Two University of Virginia athletic department employees were fired and a third was forced to retire because of NCAA rules violations involving no-interest loans to athletes. Many of the loans were made while NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz was Virginia's athletic director. Although the report said there was no proof that Schultz knew about the loans, it said he should have known. The report said that, from 1982 to 1990, 30 student-athletes received 45 loans totaling $14,948.
August 15, 1998 |
The University of Virginia took out full-page newspaper advertisements Friday apologizing for a baby switch at the school hospital. The switch has "caused unspeakable sorrow to the families involved," President John Casteen III wrote in the letter published in several newspapers. "They owe us more than an apology . . . ," said Brenda Rogers, step-grandmother of one of the girls, Rebecca Chittum, 3. She did not say what else the family wants from the hospital.
August 11, 1992 |
In an unprecedented move, the NCAA said it has hired James Park Jr., a Lexington, Ky., lawyer, to investigate questionable loans made to student-athletes at the University of Virginia, where Dick Schultz, now executive director of the NCAA, was the athletic director from 1981-87. Park is to concentrate his investigation on any ties Schultz may have had to the loans, the NCAA said.
June 12, 1991 |
NCAA Executive Director Dick Schultz, who could come under investigation by his own organization, said he was "embarrassed" that rules violations may have occurred while he was athletic director at the University of Virginia. Virginia is investigating whether its athletic fund-raising arm illegally made loans to student-athletes from 1982-90. Schultz was athletic director there from 1981-87.
June 4, 1991
A University of Virginia student was sentenced to 13 months in prison Monday for selling drugs in one of three fraternity houses seized by federal authorities during a high-profile attack on middle-class drug dealing. Ernest Brown Pryor, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of drug distribution near a school. Assistant U.S. Atty.