Report: Oregon NCAA case likely heading to hearing

Report: Oregon NCAA case likely heading to hearing
December 19, 2012, 8:12 pm
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Yahoo Sports reported Wednesday that Oregon is likely headed toward a hearing with the NCAA committee on infractions after it couldn't resolve an investigation of the football coaching staff's use of a scouting service.

Yahoo cited two unidentified sources in a report Wednesday.

The NCAA investigated Oregon after questions arose over a 2010 payment of $25,000 to Willie Lyles and his Houston-based recruiting service. Lyles had a relationship with a player from Texas who committed to Oregon.

In July 2011, Lyles told Yahoo Sports the money was for influencing recruits to attend Oregon.

Earlier this year, Oregon requested a summary disposition in the case. The school presented a report to the infractions committee outlining violations the school believed occurred and appropriate sanctions. But that request was apparently turned down.

``The integrity of the process and our continued full cooperation with the NCAA prohibits us from publicly discussing the specifics of this matter,'' Oregon said in a statement Wednesday night.

The NCAA does not comment on investigations.