The Pacific-12 Conference cleared supervisor of officials Ed Rush of any wrongdoing after an investigation into allegations that he ordered officials to target Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller this season.
A source with knowledge of the allegations said the investigation came after Rush told two officiating crews, late in the season, that he would pay a 5,000 cash bonus to the first official to give Miller a technical.
"He put a bounty on Sean Miller for a technical foul," the source told FOXSportsArizona.com. "He wanted to emphasize that Miller needed to be disciplined."
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott issued a statement Monday acknowledging that Rush made inappropriate comments that referenced rewards for certain actions, but "he made the comments in jest, and the officials in the room realized they were not serious offers.
"Following our review, we have discussed the matter with Rush, taken steps to ensure it does not happen again, and communicated our findings to all of ...