Steve Spurrier and 10 other South Carolina coaches and officials will appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions this weekend to discuss $47,000 in improper benefits for athletes who stayed at the nearby Whitney Hotel at a reduced rate. South Carolina has already self-imposed a six scholarship reduction over the next three seasons in response to the NCAA's allegations.
Spurrier was candid earlier this month regarding the allegations.
"Sometimes crap happens," Spurrier. "You just have to deal with it."
According to the NCAA, 12 athletes rented two-bedroom suites at a rate of $14.95 per night. The rooms should have cost $57, adding up to a $47,000 extra benefit from the hotel. One football player spent an entire year at the Whitney, amassing a $19,280 tab on his own. The school also allegedly received an $8,000 extra benefit from Student Athlete Mentoring Foundation officials Kevin Lahn and Steve Gordon, who paid for several unofficial visits by freshman receiver Damiere Byrd.