According to page 19 of the report to the NCAA released by Indiana today, Kelvin Sampson knew on at least three occasions that he was involved in a three-way call that violated the terms of his previous sanctions.
Sampson originally admitted to knowing of only one instance in which he was on a three-way call, and both he and Rob Senderoff, the assistant coach who connected him into the calls most often, told investigators from Ice Miller that when the calls happened Senderoff spoke during the first half and only Sampson spoke after the connection was made.
However, of the three people investigators successfully reached who participated in the three way calls, two of them said that both Sampson and Senderoff were involved in the entire conversation.
“However, two of the three individuals that Indiana University successfully contacted from the list of known phone numbers used in the three-way recruiting calls, reported that Senderoff was involved in the respective conversations, as well as Sampson,” the report says. ” The University was careful to clarify with both individuals — NAME REDACTED, (“REDACTED”) (currently enrolled at REDACTED) and NAME REDACTED, (“REDACTED”), the mother of NAME REDACTED (“REDACTED”), (who has committed to REDACTED) — that both coaches participated in the conversation at the same time as opposed to Senderoff speaking only during the first portion of the call and then remaining silent when Sampson was on the phone. The two individuals were specific in their recollections that Senderoff was involved during the whole call . . .”
The report also contradicts how Sampson originally claimed the three-way calls took place. During a teleconference on Oct. 14, Sampson said that the three-way calls were initiated by recruits who were trying to reach him but could not. They then called Senderoff, who offered to connect them to Sampson.
“Rob, after the kid could not reach me on my cell phone because of cell service or whatever, they would call coach Senderoff and say coach Sampson is unavailable,” Sampson said. “So what Rob was doing was patching the calls into me after Rob had made the connection.”
According to the report, though, 10 or 12 of the three way calls were outgoing calls from Senderoff to a recruit. The report says Senderoff would dial the number, sometimes engage in a conversation with the individual, place that call on hold and then dial Sampson’s number.