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Yahoo! Sports reports that NCAA has denied Oregon's request to have its infractions resolved by summary disposition. A summary disposition can occur when NCAA accepts a school's version of an infraction and the institution's recommendation for punishment. Self-imposed punishments are usually far less onerous that those handed down after an NCAA hearing.
Yahoo! Sports reported a $25,000 payment from Oregon to Lyles for "scouting services" in March 2011. In July 2011 the prep adviser alleged to Yahoo! Sports the money was for his ability to influence and deliver recruits to the Ducks program. Following an NCAA investigation, Oregon began seeking a summary disposition in the case in early 2012. As part of that process, Oregon presented its stance in writing to the committee on infractions, suggesting the violations the school believed occurred, as well as the sanctions it believed were appropriate.
The sources said the committee ultimately did not accept Oregon's presentment, disagreeing with "various aspects" of both the infractions the school believed occurred, and the sanctions the school deemed appropriate. That impasse has made a full-blown hearing necessary. Had Oregon's request for summary disposition been successful, the school could have avoided a hearing in which individuals such as head football coach Chip Kelly could be made to appear and take questions.
Chip Kelly appears to understand that Oregon's recruiting will be impacted by the NCAA decision. In fact, there is evidence that recruiting has already started to slide. Could that be because the school can no longer get away with paying characters like Will Lyles to steer big-time prospects to the Pacific Northwest?
Oregon currently has the 46th-ranked recruiting class in the country according to Rivals.com. More telling, the Ducks are listed at No. 8 in the surging Pac-12.
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Anxiety in Eugene
To say the NCAA investigation into the University of Oregon football program’s dealings with Willie Lyles has been a long one would be an understatement. And, after the NCAA officially denied Oregon’s request to receive a summary disposition, some key members of the Ducks’ athletic program will appear in a hearing before the NCAA’s committee on infractions...
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