The University of Michigan football program has agreed to a resolution with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Wednesday afternoon in regards to the NCAA investigation into illegal recruiting/contact during the COVID-19 dead period a few years ago.

The NCAA announced that the violations included "impermissible in-person recruiting contacts during a COVID-19 dead period" and that "the former head coach (not identified by the NCAA, but we know it's Jim Harbaugh) failed to meet his responsibility to cooperate with the investigation."

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Penalties to the school include, according to the NCAA, three years of probation, an undisclosed fine, and a one-year show cause penalty for the coaches/personnel involved in the violations.

The NCAA also said a resolution of penalties against the "former head coach (not identified in the article, but we know it's Jim Harbaugh)" is still pending and will be announced at a later date.

U-M Athletic Director Warde Manuel released a statement after the NCAA announcement, courtesy of Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News:

"Today's joint resolution pertains to the University of Michigan Athletic Department and several current and former employees.  We are pleased to reach a resolution on this matter so that our student-athletes and our football program can move forward.  We have no additional information and cannot comment further on other aspects of the NCAA's inquiries."

Wednesday's decision does not cover the allegations into the illegal sign-stealing  scandal involving former staffer Connor Stallions.  That case had yet to be adjudicated by the Big Ten Conference and/or the NCAA.

You can read the entire NCAA statement here

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