Cal Coach Tedford Denies Wrongdoing In Relationship With Will Lyles

Cal football coach Jeff Tedford recently spoke to the San Jose Mercury News about the Willie Lyles scandal that has clouded the University of Oregon's football program. Tedford claims that the Golden Bears haven't done anything wrong. Lyles' scouting company billed the program $5,000 for a "2010 National Package," while charging Oregon $25,000 for a "2011 National Package," which appears to be similar.

Lyles is supposed to have helped convince top prospects LaMichael James and Lache Seastrunk to come to Oregon, which could be one explanation for the discrepancy between the prices of the two packages.

The Mercury News reports that in the spring, the NCAA asked the Golden Bears for information regarding their connection to Lyles. Cal sent it, and hasn't heard anything more about it. Cal has received no indication from the NCAA that its program is being investigated. Lyles visited Cal along with Seastrunk, but Tedford says that's the only time he's ever met Lyles, and that he "wouldn't know him if he walked through that door."

For more on Oregon football, visit Addicted To Quack and SB Nation Seattle.

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