Ducks Suspend Two

EUGENE, Ore. -- The University of Oregon announced today that men's basketball student-athletes Ben Carter and Dominic Artis violated NCAA rules by selling team-issued apparel over the past year. Per NCAA rules, each student-athlete will be withheld from participating in a yet to be determined number of games to start the season and must donate the value of the apparel to charity.

Oregon Basketball Suspends Two for Violation of NCAA Rules The selling of team-issued apparel is a violation of NCAA bylaw 16.11.2.1, which prohibits student-athletes from receiving an extra benefit.

The violations were discovered through an internal monitoring system and immediately investigated with cooperation of our student-athletes and violations were self-reported to the PAC-12 Conference and to the NCAA. The student-athletes were declared ineligible and have applied for reinstatement.

The Department of Athletics will continue to ensure strict compliance to all University, PAC-12 and NCAA rules and will further our compliance education of all staff and student-athletes.

Quote from Dana Altman:

"Ben and Dominic are two good young men who made a poor decision that was against NCAA rules. I feel that both regret their decisions and the impact that it has on their teammates and our university."

Quote from Dominic Artis:

"I want to apologize to the University, to Coach Altman and to my teammates for selling team apparel. I regret my actions and do not want this situation to define me or my character."

Quote from Ben Carter:

"As a student-athlete at Oregon, I recognize that I have a responsibility to represent our team and our University at all times with the utmost of integrity. I regret the decision to sell the apparel and I am grateful to the NCAA and to the University for the opportunity to make amends."