The additional year of post-season ineligibility was overturned on appeal.Mandatory disassociations with the surviving players ended on May 8, 2013.The investigation determined that Martin had nurtured a relationship that involved some minor violations.
Martin befriended Perry Watson, coach for Southwestern High School of Detroit, and provided gifts to the team's players.
The punishment cost the 2002–2003 team its post-season eligibility, cost past teams the 1997 National Invitation Tournament and the 1998 Big Ten Tournament championships as well as appearances in the 19 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament Final Fours.
It cost Chris Webber his All-American 1993 honors, Traylor his MVP awards in the 1997 NIT and 1998 Big Ten Tournament, as well as Bullock's standing as the school's third all-time leading scorer and all-time leader in free throws and the Big Ten's all-time leader in 3-point field goals (surpassed in 2011).
The NCAA uses a statute of limitations of four years.
Thus, at any time the NCAA can open or re-open an investigation for an infraction occurring within the last four years.During the investigation, Webber claimed not to have had any financial relationship with Martin, but eventually confessed to taking loans from Martin.