Report: Oregon, NCAA Agree On Major Violations
By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The University of Oregon and the NCAA have agreed that “major violations” were comitted by the football program, the Oregonian is reporting.
The violations, which reportedly occurred from 2008 to 2011, took place while Chip Kelly was offensive coordinator, and then head coach of the program.
The Oregonian reports that the school has proposed a two-year probation period, and a scholarship reduction for the next three seasons.
The school and the NCAA have reportedly not agreed on sanctions regarding Willie Lyles, a Texas scout who reportedly received $25,000 from Oregon for his services.
Kelly, who agreed to become the Eagles head coach in January, originally told the Eagles he would stay at Oregon. Surprisingly, Kelly rethought his position and agreed to coach the Eagles.
The University of Oregon released an official statement on the report, saying: “The review is ongoing until the NCAA Committee on Infractions issues its final report. “The integrity of the process and our continued full cooperation with the NCAA prohibits us from publicly discussing the specifics of the matter.”
“While at Oregon, I know we were fully cooperative with all aspects of the investigation, and I will continue to contribute in any way that I can.” Chip Kelly said in a release. “But until the NCAA rules on the matter, I will have no further comment.”
Kelly is in Philadelphia for Eagles mini-camp.
For a more in depth look at the violations, visit CBS Sports.