The Oklahoma Sooners will forfeit scholarship money and void their 2005 wins, the NCAA ruled yesterday, after finding that the school failed "to monitor" two of its players, QB Rhett Bomar and J.D. Quinn, who took money for time not worked at an area car dealership. An appeal citing the players' release is unlikely to sway the league, which is calling the violation a "deliberate scheme."
Quinn and Bomar allegedly received thousands from Big Red Sports and Imports under the supervision of an Oklahoma athletics representative. Though the decision is being contested, both players, who have since relocated to Division I-AA schools, have been ordered to donate the illicit earnings to charity.