Oregon Football Infractions: Ducks Reportedly Met with NCAA Infractions Committee Last Week


Jan. 3, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly against the Kansas State Wildcats during the 2013 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

According to Thayer Evans, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated,

"Oregon appeared last Friday in Dallas before the NCAA’s infractions committee regarding Will Lyles per a source. Former Ducks coach Chip Kelly attended hearing & maintained Lyles’ scouting service was used “the same way other schools do” per the source. The infractions committee is expected to issue its decision on sanctions in the next 60 to 90 days."

The above statement was taken from Evans Twitter account

Last week there was a 515 page document released from the University of Oregon regarding steps from last October that were taken in the case. The school and NCAA worked out a plea deal with the summary disposition process, but the process didn’t work out for the Ducks, according to a report from Yahoo Sports in December.

That led to the meeting last week and now Oregon waits for a decision on potential sanctions of its football program.

For the Ducks I think this would be a sigh of relief to know that the ‘hearing’ process is complete, but now the waiting to see if there will be sanctions, as a part of the process, is normal, but we do know anything that does come down from the NCAA will likely effect the upcoming season starting in August.

According to ESPN, Oregon’s athletic department released a statement after the SI report.

“Regardless of when or where the hearing occurs, review is ongoing until the NCAA Committee in Infractions issues its final report,” it said. “The integrity of the process and our continued full cooperation with the NCAA prohibits us from publicly discussing the specifics of this matter.”

Stay tuned.

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