Michael C. Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
The NCAA announced on Friday that it has reduced the suspension of Texas Longhorns sophomore guard Myck Kabongo to 23 games following an expedited appeal filed by the university on Thursday.
The 23-game suspension for unethical conduct comes as a result of Kabongo receiving airfare and personal training instruction, as well as providing false and misleading information during two separate interviews with university officials. Kabongo must also repay $475 worth of impermissible benefits to charity.
The suspension includes a self-imposed 10-game withholding condition by the university as a part of its request to re-instate Kabongo's eligibility which was filed on Dec. 19.
Kabongo has not appeared in a game for the Longhorns this season after averaging 9.6 points and 5.2 assists in 34 games as a freshman last season. The Longhorns 2011-12 campaign ended with a loss to the Cincinnati Bearcats in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.