The Oregon Ducks are not being investigated by the NCAA for a payment made to Will Lyles and a reported payment to Baron Flenory. The two recipients, however, are, according to CBS Sports’ Bryan Fischer. The NCAA is reportedly taking a look at recruiting services across the college football map, not just Lyles and Flenory.
The school continues to assert its innocence of any violation, releasing a statement late Thursday:
The athletics department paid for services rendered by a pair of scouting services that were processed through the athletics department business office to Complete Scouting Services and New Level Athletics. This is no different than services purchased by a number of colleges and universities throughout the country.
This is something we remain confident that is within the acceptable guidelines allowed by the NCAA and occurred with the knowledge of the department’s compliance office.
We have previously stated that we have not been in contact with anyone from the NCAA or Pacific-10
Conference in regards to these practices and that situation remains unchanged.
For what it’s worth, Addicted To Quack realizes the gravity of the allegations but isn’t worried.