Wisconsn athletic director: WISCONSIN ADJUSTMENT ‘PRIVATE AGREEMENT’

WISEMAN, Wis.

(Reuters) – Wisconsin athletic director Joe Moorhead said on Friday that the school will not increase football scholarships or cut players for non-academic reasons in the next two years.

“This is a private agreement,” Moorhead told reporters.

“I’m not going to speculate on how much money we are going to spend on this or what type of football program we are trying to build.”

Moorhead said the school has agreed to take a $10 million charge to reduce scholarships for players who are ineligible because of their drug use.

The program, he said, will be phased in gradually over the next three years.

Moorheads’ announcement came after a schoolwide review of athletic eligibility and drug policy by the department of public safety and public health, which was led by former governor Mike Nutter.

Moorhead announced the changes last week.

The review recommended a number of reforms, including a change in the rules on how athletic scholarships are awarded.

It also said it recommended a policy change that would allow schools to take away scholarship payments if a player tested positive for a banned substance, like marijuana or LSD.

WISEMAN, Wis.(Reuters) – Wisconsin athletic director Joe Moorhead said on Friday that the school will not increase football scholarships or…