frank beamer #1
Oklahoma State Scandal
• A one-year probation period from April 24, 2015 through April 23, 2016.
• A $5,000 fine
• A $3,500 fine representing $500 for each of the seven games in which a football student-athlete participated when he should have been withheld.
• A limit of 30 official visits per year during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years (self-imposed by the university).
• A reduction of coaches participating in off-campus evaluations by one (from 10 to nine in the fall and nine to eight in the spring) during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years (self-imposed by the university).
• A reduction in the number of evaluation days by 10 days in the fall and spring during the 2015-16 and 2015-16 years (self-imposed by the university).
• The school and football program may not use the Orange Pride program, and may not organize another student group to assist in recruiting prospects for four years.
[Not seeing anything on site search about this, nor on the mod thread canning the subject, so here goes...]
Sports Illustrated is set to break a major, major story on alleged naughtiness by the Oklahoma State football program this week. The lowlights:
- Paying players
- Phony/nonexistant jobs for players (maybe it's an OSU thing?)
- Academic fraud: systematic outsourcing of player's classwork to others, and adjusting their grades upward
- Campus hostesses providing sex to recruits
There's a few things to note about this that suggest this might be, like, an actual thing and not just a media spectacle
- The timeframe stretches across more than a decade, since the Les Miles days.
- The University (and WVU, who currently employs Joe DeForest, an assistant coach at the center of the allegations) have already started damage control. They're shocked, shocked, that improprieties are going on in here.
- If you're going to flat-out state that the University is paying players (about the most damning allegation possible), you better have dang good evidence.
Now, it's much too early to say which of these allegations will or won't be substantiated, and the NCAA hasn't said a word on the subject. But SI is planning to run a multi-part exposé on the subject, so this might get ugly, at least publicity-wise.
Edit: Many of these violations are alleged to have occured between 2001 and 2007, outside of the NCAA statute of limitations. Howeva, SI insists that DeForest paid players as recently as 2011, which is fair game.