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Arizona could hit Sean Miller with financial penalties over potential NCAA violations

The University of Arizona could take preemptive steps to punish coach Sean Miller in the event he is found to have committed an NCAA rules violation.

According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, the Arizona Board of Regents will vote this week on whether to add a clause that would force Miller to repay $1 million if charged with a crime or found in violation of NCAA rules.

That $1 million would come from the coach’s longevity bonus. Language in his contract would already require him to return $300,000 plus bonuses if he is found guilty of major or repeated NCAA violations.

Miller has fallen under a cloud of suspicion stemming from an FBI investigation, but he has denied all wrongdoing and Arizona has stood by him so far. They clearly still have some concerns that another shoe may drop if they’re willing to discuss this, though.

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