A pair of Pac-12 programs can breathe a bit easier this afternoon thanks to a decision handed down by the NCAA.
According to the Seattle Times, a letter sent by the NCAA to Washington president Michael Young that the organization had completed its investigation into Tosh Lupoi and that no sanctions would be meted out against either the football program or the former UW assistant. The letter did warn, however, that “if additional information is developed, the staff reserves the right to look further into these matters.”
In December, it was reported that Lupoi, the defensive line coach under Steve Sarkisian at UW, gave $4,500 in impermissible benefits to defensive lineman Andrew Basham, who signed with the Huskies last February but failed to qualify academically. Lupoi, who was under consideration for a job on Sarkisian’s new staff at USC, subsequently and very vehemently denied the allegations.
In mid-January, it was reported that Lupoi and the football program had reached an agreement on a separation deal as he was not retained by new Huskies head coach Chris Petersen.