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Fans react to NCAA violation

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Several Red Wolf fans reacted to the NCAA violation made by the men’s basketball team.

The violation states a former director of basketball operations, under former coach John Brady, provided a student athlete with more than $5,000 in shoes.

“That is entirely too much money,” Jennifer Barmucci said. “It doesn’t seem very responsible.”

Fans were shocked by the amount of money spent by one player.

“I ain't spent a thousand dollars on clothes in my lifetime and I am 30 years old. I want to see him, they need to flaunt him down Main Street or something,” Kyle Roberts said.

Some fans told Region 8 News they think that money could have been used for something better than basketball shoes.

“There are crazy things going on in athletics these days and I think we have things out of portion. You know we could have given that money to a student that may go on to be a doctor or be something very progressive in life,” Randy McNeil said.

Overall, fans would like to see the program move on from this and move forward.

“Those things unfortunately happen and I don’t want us to be a part of it. I hope we can correct it and move forward,” McNeil said. “I know we have a new coach now and hope he doesn’t get penalized for this because it is not his fault.”

Many people said they think the new coach, Grant McCasland, has a bright future ahead for the Red Wolves and that is what they are looking forward to now.

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