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Oregon releases statement regarding NCAA probe

Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:43 am
Edited on: July 26, 2011 2:31 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

LOS ANGELES -- Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens has released a statement regarding the expanding NCAA investigation into the program ahead of head coach Chip Kelly's remarks at Pac-12 Media Day:

“The University of Oregon football program, from Coach Chip Kelly through the entire organization, has tremendous respect for the NCAA’s important role in monitoring collegiate athletics and, to this end, continues to fully cooperate with the NCAA’s ongoing review.”

“The University of Oregon is committed to holding itself and the individuals associated with the University accountable to the highest standards.”

“As part of the University’s commitment to accountability, we want to reiterate that the institution takes this matter very seriously and remains dedicated to an open and transparent approach with the NCAA.

The university has retained outside counsel for this matter, Bond Schoeneck & King, a prominent and well-respected law firm with a practice group focused on NCAA compliance matters. The firm has been charged with making an independent assessment of the football program's use of outside recruiting services. In addition, they have been asked to provide the University with recommendations for areas of improvement within the football program and athletics department in order to meet best practices. We look forward to making the recommendations public at the conclusions of the process. The University, our Head Coach and the entire Athletic Department are fully committed to ensuring our program is following best practice.

As party of the University's commitment to accountability, we want to reiterate that the institution takes this matter very seriously and remains dedicated to an open and transparent approach with the NCAA.”




Comments

Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Oregon releases statement regarding NCAA probe

Auburnislaughing, you might not want to throw stones especially with the whole fiasco around your program. Not the right time man



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 2:39 pm
 

Oregon releases statement regarding NCAA probe

Auburn guy....stop. Please.



Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:21 pm
 

Oregon releases statement regarding NCAA probe

What Oregon did is nothing compared to what Alabama players Nico Johnson, Mark Ingram, Julio Jones, and Trent Richardson have done. T-town clothing store. Owner on sidelines while having players promote the store with autographed helmets, jerseys, and balls. Even the assistance coaches have allowed this guy onto the Alabama sidelines. Alabama asked the store to quit, however, did they report the violations??  Did they do worse than Ohio Stater??? And, Mark Ingram being given his suit to accept the Heisman prior to the national championship game. Give back the trophy, both Heisman and BCS, Alabama.



Since: Feb 8, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:35 pm
 

Oregon releases statement regarding NCAA probe

That's a heavy handed "mea culpa" from Oregon.


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