A UCLA associate football coach violated NCAA ethics rules by paying $2,400 for housing and athletic training for a pair of recruits, the NCAA ruled today. As a result, 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. The NCAA also imposed a $5,000 fine and issued a public reprimand and censure for the university.
UCLA had already self-imposed other penalties, including Klemm's suspension during the 2015 spring recruiting period and a reduction in official recruiting visits. According to the NCAA, Klemm admitted paying $2,400 for housing and private training sessions for the two recruits, saying he 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," according to the NCAA.