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LSU turns over scouting material from Lyles to NCAA

CBSSports.com wire reports
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has given the NCAA copies of material it received from recruiting service owner Willie Lyles and his Complete Scouting Services.

The school said in a news release Thursday that it paid $6,000 in December for printed information and DVDs of game footage and highlights of 32 California and Kansas junior college prospects eligible to sign national letters of intent in February. LSU also got footage of two players it hadn't asked about, one from 2008, and 91 pages of largely outdated roster-type material from junior colleges in California and Kansas.

LSU is cooperating with the NCAA investigation, and several football coaches met with an NCAA official on campus last week.

The NCAA is looking into Oregon's $25,000 payment to Lyles' firm and his involvement in the recruitment of running back Lache Seastrunk of Temple, Texas.

The probe is focused on what exactly Oregon obtained from Lyles. In recent interviews, Lyles has said that he and the Ducks both knew he was selling access and influence with highly recruited players.

In March, ESPN.com quoted former Texas A&M cornerbacks coach Van Malone as saying Lyles told him the school would have to "beat" an $80,000 payment offered by other schools to get former LSU star cornerback Patrick Peterson to play for the Aggies.

Peterson, who played for LSU from 2008-10, has said Lyles had nothing to do with his recruitment or college choice.

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