Bill Self Oct 19, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, US; Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self is interviewed during the mens Big 12 Basketball Tipoff media day at T-Mobile Center. Mandatory Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

After a long FBI probe into the Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball program and head coach Bill Self, it looks like the school has officially announced a self-imposed punishment.

According to ESPN, both Bill Self and assistant coach Kurtis Townsend will be suspended for the first four games of the upcoming college basketball season following an FBI investigation into college basketball corruption. Both Self and Townsheld were accused of Level I recruiting violations – the most severe allegation – stemming from the school’s relationship with Adidas.

Due to the suspension, both Self and Townshend will miss this year’s early-season non-conference matchup with the Duke Blue Devils.

“Coach Townsend and I accept and support KU’s decision to self-impose these sanctions,” Self said in a statement, according to ESPN. “We are in good hands with Coach Roberts, and I am confident that he will do a great job on the bench leading our team. I am proud of the way our guys have handled this situation and I look forward to returning to the bench for our game against NC State.”

In addition to the four-game suspension, Kansas also self-imposed several recruiting sanctions, including the removal of three scholarships over the next three years. The team will also cut down its official visits this year by four.

Kansas is the reigning national champion and is looking to defend its title this season.