After a six-week investigation into an alleged recruiting violation, the NCAA announced on Monday that neither the Washington Huskies nor former assistant coach Tosh Lupoi will be penalized.
(Obviously, this is by far and away the biggest news involving a Seattle sports team to occur in the last 24 hours.)
The investigation began in December when Lupoi was accused of having paid $4,500 for a recruit’s tutoring services and online classes. Amidst the controversy, Lupoi and the University of Washington mutually agreed to part ways.
Lupoi told CBS he’s ready to put the controversy behind him:
I’m excited to take the next step in life. I’m blessed to have been around so many exceptional leaders and so many amazing people in my career. My time at the UW was greatly valuable, and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to have worked at such a wonderful institution. This recent adversity has only strengthened me as a man and coach.
Lupoi, currently without a coaching gig, said he’s optimistic regarding his chances of landing another college coaching job before next season.