Indiana will not allow athletes with a history of domestic or sexual violence on its teams, according to IndyStar.com’s Zach Osterman.
The policy says that “any prospective student-athlete — whether a transfer student, incoming freshman, or other status — who has been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony involving sexual violence” will not be allowed on a Hoosiers team.
In 2015, the SEC barred its schools from accepting transfers with a history of violence, but Indiana is the first Big Ten school to put such a policy in place.
Athletic director Fred Glass told the IndyStar that there is an appeals process.
Indiana still plans to suspend any current student-athlete charged with a “sexually violent crime” until the case is resolved.