Yesterday it was confirmed that the NCAA was in the midst of an investigation of the Oklahoma State football program. Based on one report, OSU isn’t the only Big 12 program The Association has in its crosshairs.
According to the Austin American-Statesman, “[t]wo Texas football players each received a meal paid for by an agent and possibly jeopardized their NCAA eligibility.” The information was obtained by the American-Statesman through an open records request.
As expected, the names of the two players involved were not disclosed by the school in complying with the records request.
Also not revealed in the documents was when the alleged meals were purchased. What is known is that UT reported the potential issue to the NCAA June 6.
A school spokesperson would only tell the paper that the case “being processed through the NCAA through regular procedures.” In other words, an NCAA investigation will start in short order if it hasn’t already.
If proven, the free meals provided by the agent would prove to be a rather significant violation of NCAA bylaws. The two unnamed players could see their eligibility stripped (worst case), while the football program could face some sort sanctions as well.