The University of Oregon athletic department admits that its football program violated NCAA recruiting rules over the last four years, according to The Register-Guard.
The school released documents to news organizations Friday as part of a public records request.
The Ducks acknowledged the use of three scouting services in ways that violated NCAA rules. The school also admitted to exceeding the permissible number of coaches involved in recruiting at any one time.
Now here’s the really bad part: The NCAA and Oregon “agreed that from 2008 through 2011, the scope and nature of the violations … demonstrate that the athletics department failed to adequately monitor the football program’s use of recruiting or scouting services.”
The NCAA has been investigating Oregon’s recruiting practices since September, after questions were raised about the Ducks’ dealings with scouting service provider Willie Lyles and others.
Lyles said he believed the Ducks paid him $25,000 for “access and influence” with recruits, which would violate NCAA rules.
Oregon hasn’t received an official Notice of Allegations from the NCAA.