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Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

Posted on: November 8, 2011 7:24 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

With most of the college football world focused on the developing story at Penn State, Oregon found a convenient time to release multiple documents related to their ongoing NCAA investigation into the football program's relationship with scout Willie Lyles and possible recruiting violations.

According to the The Oregonian, the pages and pages of documents detail aspects of the combined NCAA and school investigations and include scouting reports, the cell phone records of head coach Chip Kelly, an invoice from the law firm Bond, Schoeneck & King - which is conducing the school's internal investigation - and email exchanges.

Also included was correspondence from attorney Michael Glazier, a partner in Bond, Schoeneck & King, indicating that he expected the firm to conclude it internal investigation by November of this year at the latest, and correspondence relating to NCAA interviews with Lyles.

The school released email exchanges between Glazier, Ron Barker, Pac-12 associate commissioner for governance and enforcement; Steve Duffin, NCAA associate director of enforcement; Angie Cretors, NCAA associate director of agents, gambling and amateurism activities; Bill Clever, UO executive assistant athletic director for compliance, and James O'Fallon, UO law professor emeritus and the athletic department's faculty rep, about interviews with UO coach Chip Kelly, and Josh Gibson and Jim Fisher, both assistant directors for football operations.

The NCAA is looking at Lyles, a Houston-based football scout, and his relationship with several current and former Oregon players from the state of Texas such as LaMichael James, Lache Seastrunk and Dontae Williams. Lyles met with enforcement staff members in Los Angeles in late August to talk about the case. Following the meeting, USC assistant coach Willie Mack Garza abruptly resigned from his position after being connected to the probe after it was discovered he wired Lyles money for an unofficial visit while coaching at Tennessee.

The issue at the heart of the case stems from whether Oregon's $25,000 payment to Lyles for a national scouting package was similar to what it paid for other comparable packages. An invoice from Digital Sports Video Inc., of Aliso Viejo, Calif., was released to The Oregonian Tuesday showing at least one other scouting service billed the school $25,000 for scouting services.

Oregon received a verbal notice of inquiry from the NCAA in September.

Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2011 6:23 am

Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

Oregon and the Nike nation are worldwide, so chalk up two more DBs from Texas this next year.  They take a chance and offer schlorships to a lot of BIG 12 players.  Just watch these kids keep heading to the Northwest if LMJ is a Top 10 draft pick.  The High School football program in Texas is very deep with college talent.  Football is a high school class in Texas, not racquet sports, swimming or power weight training.  FOOTBALL is the class that fills the gym requirement. 

I live in Cibolo, Texas and during the playoffs last year we averaged 5,000-10,000 fans a game from a high school that has only been open for six years!  Steele HS was on ESPN, Fox and three local broadcasts in the last two years which helped to get them nine Div I schlorships. 

Washington and Oregon barely get the state championships on TV.  So why wouldn't you offer kids from Texas?

Since: Sep 23, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 6:38 pm

Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

How convienient for the *ucks to release these documents when the whole thing at PSU is going down. Cowards

LMAO Someone must still be a bit upset over the *ss beaten they got on their last home game at Musky Stadium.. Is that 7 or 8 beat downs in a row from your hated neighbors to the south?  Maybe you should put Montana in to spark your  boys in the barney colored outfits..  Back to thread, You really want to make a big deal about paying for a scouting service to get more info on players? I will say this, If they find out that the Ducks actually paid players then I am all for U/O getting thier *ss handed to them by the NCAA.  But at this point in time there is no evidence to support that.  Concentrate more on your mediocre team instead of unfounded allegations toward your hated dominate team to the south.  See ya next year at Autzen for the 9th beat down in a row.


Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:59 pm

Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

How does UW's team have anything to do with this? Even USC can't recruit in Texas but for some reason you guys can? Seems pretty fishy to me

Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:47 am

Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

This par for the course.  You hire a PR Firm to spin everything and then wait until there's a much bigger story out there to release your own.

Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:23 am

Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

Huskiefever1, why don't you talk when you actually have a competitive team.

Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: November 9, 2011 3:28 am

Oregon releases more Will Lyles documents

How convienient for the *ucks to release these documents when the whole thing at PSU is going down. Cowards

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