Lightfoot Client Found Not Responsible For NCAA Rules Violations
October 1, 2017
On Friday, September 22, 2017, the NCAA Committee on Infractions released its findings in the infractions case involving Rutgers University. Lightfoot attorneys Brian P. Kappel and Clinton T. Speegle, both members of the firm’s NCAA Compliance & Investigations Practice Group, represented Dr. Robert Monaco, Rutgers’ former director of sports medicine. The Committee’s report concluded that Dr. Monaco was not responsible for NCAA rules violations and therefore did not impose any penalties on Dr. Monaco.
“As we consistently maintained during the proceedings, Dr. Monaco always put Rutgers’ student-athletes first and believed everything he did was in their best interest,” said Clint Speegle. “I am pleased that we helped obtain such a positive outcome for Dr. Monaco so that he can move on with his career and return to what he does best: care for his patients.”