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Report: Oregon received Notice of Allegations in December

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Oregon reportedly met with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions last month — perhaps around April 19th or 20th — over alleged recruiting violations dating back to 2008 in the Chip Kelly era. The hearing was a result of the university’s bid for a summary disposition with the NCAA falling through late last year.

According to documents obtained by the Eugene Register-Guard, UO received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA on Dec. 5, 2012. The NOA lists seven specific allegations of wrongdoing under Kelly, who became the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles toward the beginning of this year, that, per the paper, “closely resemble — almost to the word — the allegations listed in Oregon’s failed attempt at a summary disposition…” Said to be included in those allegations is a failure to monitor charge that may include Kelly.

Additionally, the NOA states Oregon could be subject to penalties under the repeat violator rule because alleged recruiting misconduct involving J.J. Arrington in 2004. If Oregon is considered a repeat violator by the NCAA — a major violation would have to occur within five years of another major violation — it would shed light on why the summary disposition failed last year.

From the Oregonian on March 8, 2012:

In its online glossary of terms, the NCAA defines summary disposition as “a cooperative process between the school, involved individuals and the NCAA enforcement staff.”

It continues, explaining how an in-person hearing in front of the Committee on Infractions can be avoided. But then, in bold print, is the kicker:

“A school that would become a repeat-violator cannot use the summary disposition process and must go before the Committee on Infractions.”

In April, multiple outlets reported that Oregon and the NCAA previously “agreed” that major violations occurred in the use of recruiting services. However, the NCAA’s enforcement staff noted in the documents that there was “no finding of lack of institutional control and no finding of unethical conduct.” Because Oregon’s attempt at a summary disposition ultimately failed, the findings in the documents weren’t necessarily binding.

In March of 2011, Yahoo! Sports and published reports that called into question the financial relationship between Oregon and a pair of so-called recruiting services.  One of those services was Complete Scouting Services and its owner Willie Lyles. Among the items of interest in the business relationship between UO and Lyles stems from a “2011 National Package” sold to the Ducks in 2010 at a price of $25,000 that contained no recruits that would make up the following year’s class. Impermissible phone calls and too many coaches on the recruiting trail are among the other allegations said to be facing the program.

Oregon has proposed a two-year probation period and a reduction of one scholarship for each of the next three seasons as a result of the alleged violations. The COI can add additional sanctions to the program, at which time UO can either accept the them or appeal. The university’s policy regarding the ongoing case, as it has been along, has been that of “no comment.”

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14 Responses to “Report: Oregon received Notice of Allegations in December”
  1. mydixienormus says: May 22, 2013 4:06 PM

    Could this process move any slower???????

  2. burm61 says: May 22, 2013 4:56 PM

    Ol Chip pulled the Duck and Run?

  3. mrlaloosh says: May 22, 2013 5:36 PM

    The Pacific Northwest is infested with cheaters.

  4. mogogo1 says: May 22, 2013 6:19 PM

    But, of course, this had absolutely NOTHING to do with Kelly reversing course and deciding he really did want to coach in the NFL. And it’s just downright mean and unfair if you should even for a moment think such a thing. (Did I get that right and sound believable, Coach?)

  5. headlessthompsongunner says: May 22, 2013 6:31 PM

    Black Flag

  6. dietrich43 says: May 22, 2013 6:34 PM

    The Pac12 is sooo far behind the SEC…..

  7. melkipershero says: May 22, 2013 9:47 PM


    If you mean so far behind in talent youd be correct. In recruiting violations theyd be ahead, as in more.

  8. pdcooper08 says: May 22, 2013 11:28 PM

    And really, who isn’t at this point. Tell us something that’s not obvious.

  9. helladonks says: May 23, 2013 1:19 PM

    C’mon now guys. Lets chastise Oregon with FACTS like we all do the SEC with nothing more than “unnamed ex coaches”.
    Ill wait -_-

  10. oldforester says: May 23, 2013 1:21 PM

    What are your most disliked organizations?
    Here is my list:

    1. Al-Qaeda
    2. IRS
    3. Wall Street Bankers
    4. NCAA
    5. Comcast

  11. hatesycophants says: May 23, 2013 1:24 PM

    What do you have against the IRS?

  12. romoscollarbone says: May 23, 2013 6:01 PM

    I hope Karma kicks Chip right in his butt. The kids will suffer, and ol chip gets an NFL check. On what planet is the NCAA sane?

  13. downhillrider says: May 24, 2013 12:00 AM

    Phil Knight is too powerful to let anything serious happen to Oregon.

  14. swu32733 says: May 24, 2013 11:34 AM

    Can you imagine college football without all the Nike logs plastered all over everything ad nauseam!

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