Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 6/27/13
It took more than two years, but the NCAA finally handed down their penalties to the University of Oregon Wednesday morning. It was a slap on the wrist, when it easily could have been a wrap on the knuckles. The Ducks will lose one scholarship over the next two years, and the program has been put on probation for the next three. Chip Kelly was hit with a mean show-cause penalty, meaning if he wants to work in the NCAA again before Christmas Day, 2014, he’ll need to go before the NCAA to face penalties. That one hurts for the former coach, who was found to have “…failed to monitor the football program”. In fact, Kelly will be making around nine million dollars in Philadelphia between now and the time when he’s in the clear with the NCAA. So yeah – that’s a real zinger. Kelly did apologize to the University and its fans Wednesday morning, and that was the right move. After all, this was Kelly’s mess. Besides the probation and reduction of a single scholarship, Oregon wil...
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