Willie Lyles just can't seem to get out of the news regarding his connection with the Oregon football program. The Oregonian has the latest on the sordid situation, but probably not the last, regarding the scouting packages Lyles sold to NCAA schools.
Lyles, a high school football scout based in Texas, billed the University of Oregon $25,000 for the "2011 National Package" from Lyles' Complete Scouting Services company while invoicing California just $5,000 for the same package according to the Oregonian via a public records request.
The newspaper reports that both schools received identical services according to the invoice, likely making the difference the under-the-table services that Lyles provided the Ducks. Lyles' name is becoming household, at least in NCAA football circles, after being alleged to have steered top prospects LaMichael James and Lache Seastrunk to Oregon in exchange for extra benefits from the school.
If this isn't related to the extra recruiting efforts, Oregon is probably not going to be happy in the extra $20,000 they were charged when Cal only had to pay $5,000 for the same services.