The University of Oregon has released more than 500 pages of records related to an investigation into the football program’s recruiting practices.
Amid the 515 heavily-redacted pages, is a summary report indicating the U of O and investigators largely agree there were violations.
In particular, a Houston-based scout named Willie Lyles, had impermissible conversations — both by phone and in-person — with several high school players.
U of O and the NCAA say the case is “major in nature.”
But U of O officials downplay it, too, pointing to a “lack of clarity” and say there were “no particular signals that would alert coaches or compliance staff to a problem.”
The NCAA argues there were major violations between 2008 and 2011 that former head coach, Chip Kelly and the athletics department should have caught.
U of O has offered probation and a reduction in scholarships as penalties. University officials say the next step is a report from the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
Summary Disposition Report issued by NCAA and University of Oregon on October 30, 2012, detailing the recruiting problems found between 2008 and 2011
Note from NCAA supports the Summary Disposition Report, October 5, 2012
Note from UO supports the Summary Disposition Report, October 26, 2012
Chronology of recruiting problems & investigation, with emphasis on 2008 – 2011 time period