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No NCAA penalties for Washington, Tosh Lupoi

Tosh Lupoi AP

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.

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5 Responses to “No NCAA penalties for Washington, Tosh Lupoi”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 3, 2014 3:26 PM

    Good couple of days for the PacNW and Seattle….

  2. seanb20124 says: Feb 3, 2014 8:19 PM

    Tosh got screwed out of USC job, since no violation of rules could ultimately be proven.

  3. pdcooper08 says: Feb 3, 2014 10:13 PM

    I just wonder now if Sark creates a new coaching position within his staff to bring this guy on board. Or maybe Tosh goes and seeks a higher paying position job. Either way, it’s a bit late in the season for assitant coaching positions to be open. Hope he doesn’t end up back in HS or JC.

  4. tentennies says: Feb 4, 2014 6:27 PM

    NCAA president is former UW president. Outcome=not surprised.

  5. Professor Fate says: Feb 5, 2014 12:31 AM

    The Paul Dee disease at the top of the NCAA lives on. Would any allegations have been aired if Lupoi wasn’t trying to follow Sarkisian to USC?

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