Chip Kelly, Oregon punished for recruiting violations
The NCAA has taken away a scholarship for each of the next three seasons and placed Oregon’s football program on probation for three years for recruiting violations under previous coach Chip Kelly.
Kelly left Oregon after last season and is head coach of the Eagles.
The NCAA’s Division I Infractions Committee released a report on Wednesday that found Kelly and the university failed to monitor the program.
The NCAA has been looking into Oregon’s recruiting practices since questions arose over a 2010 payment of $25,000 to Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service, Complete Scouting Services. Lyles had a connection with an Oregon recruit.
Oregon will lose one initial scholarship, from a maximum of 25, in each of the next two academic years and had its total number of scholarships reduced by one from a maximum of 85 each of the next three seasons.Ã‚Â Read more at Philly.comÃ‚Â