IU compliance chief: No thanks!

From ESPN.com, Less than a month after he agreed to become Indiana University's associate athletic director for compliance services, Chad Hawley has changed his mind about the job.

The Indianapolis Star reports Hawley, who last served as the Big Ten's assistant commissioner for compliance, returned to his role with the Big Ten. He also held compliance jobs with the Mid-Continent Conference and Ivy League and at North Carolina State and Appalachian State, his alma mater.

Hawley's annual salary at IU would have been $105,000.

Indiana University reorganized its athletics compliance staff ahead of the NCAA infractions committee hearing over alleged rules violations by former basketball coach Kelvin Sampson.

IU athletic media relations director J.D. Campbell told the Star on Friday that the school is close to hiring a new compliance director.

"We are looking at all of our options and hope to have the situation resolved in the very near future," Campbell told the Star.

I can understand why he left. This would be a terrible job. When it's your sole responsibility to ensure that your university complies with NCAA regulations, and your university chooses to ignore all of those rules as frequently as possible... well, it wouldn't exactly be a good career move.

Why is this guy leaving? Does he know something that hasn't been reported yet? Is there, perhaps, a lack of institutional control down in Bloomington? I guess we'll have to wait and see.

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