NORMAN, Okla. -- University of Oklahoma President David
Boren has formally filed an appeal of N-C-A-A penalties in
connection with the investigation into football players who were
paid for work they didn't do.
O-U is appealing a finding that the university failed to monitor
the players and the order the Sooners vacate their eight wins from
the 2005 season.
Boren says he believes the Infractions Committee gave O-U a
"full and fair" chance to present its case but he says the
committee's findings are "clearly contrary" to the evidence.
Boren says the move of O-U's compliance system led to an
unintended temporary lapse in record keeping. He says the mistake
wasn't intentional and says it isn't a failure to monitor.
And Boren says vacating the eight wins isn't fair to the players
and coaches who followed the rules because the players who
committed the violation are being allowed to continue playing at
The players included quarterback Rhett Bomar who's now at Sam
Houston State and lineman J-D Quinn who's now at Montana.