Newman women’s basketball coach Jaime Green ran into some trouble with a post on her Facebook account after last week’s story revealing the school had hit her with some in-house penalties for NCAA violations related to the recruitment of two Division I transfers. You can hit the link for the whole story.
After Newman – and Green – issued statements admitting to the violations, Green went on FB and said the accusations against her were false. Which led to some confusion.
Here’s the post, which has since been taken down:
“No matter what the false accusations are, no matter how hard they throw their stones, at the end of the day the ONLY feelings I have in my heart are grace and forgiveness. This business is a rough one, BUT the players, the fans, the recruits, and the lives that I get to touch and the lives that impact mine are always worth it in the end. This too shall pass; I refuse to cast the first stone! GO JETS!!!!!”
Turns out, the school hasn’t changed its stance on what happened.
Here’s the statement from the school, via Newman director of communications Kelly Snedden, regarding the FB post:
“Coach Green apologizes for using the words “false accusations” on her personal Facebook page. The University stands by the women’s basketball coaching staff as they, the Newman University Athletic Department, and the entire university community continue to learn the NCAA’s compliance processes.”