Oregon ducks a serious penalty.

So, Oregon dodges the proverbial bullet in the Willie Lyles matter – no bowl ban and a one-scholarship loss for each of two years.  Oh, and Chip Kelly gets slapped with an eighteen-month show-cause penalty, which I’m sure will cause him many sleepless nights as he game plans for the next Eagles game.

Bottom line here appears to be that it’s okay to write a $25,000 check to a sketchy recruiting dude as long as you’re sorry about it and cooperate with the investigation.

It really is a waste of time to expect any consistency out of the NCAA.



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32 responses to “Oregon ducks a serious penalty.

  1. dawgfan17



  2. Dawgwood

    wow, limiting them to one uniform would have been a bigger sanction.


  3. Normaltown Mike

    Another lesson is that a school affiliated with a sports marketing behemoth (it rhymes with Schmikey) can expect some leeway from the guardians of virtue at the NCAA.

    Can some Georgia based apparel company help UGA get in the good graces of the NCAA?

    I think we know the answer…


  4. Hogbody Spradlin

    And don’t forget they have to promise not to do it again.


  5. Bob

    Georgia essentially got more for AJ selling his jersey at 1/25th of what Oregon paid that guy.

    It is hard to get upset any more with NCAA. But honestly, if I were USC and Pat Hayden, I would be madder than hell. Seeing what Ohio State, Oregon and UNC got for their offenses and knowing that Miami is likely to skate as well is patently ridiculous.


  6. mdcgtp

    insert obligatory harumph here due to the fact that the NCAA has taken yet another step to embolden cheaters. Hugh Freeze and Gus Malzahn just got a little more confident that they can buy players and get away with it.


  7. The NCAA missed a golden opportunity here. They should have levied a fairly hefty fine on Oregon… say $100 million. It would help pay for their losses in O’bannon, and Nike would have foot the bill anyway.


  8. Monday Night Frotteur

    Good. The sooner schools/boosters can pay recruits what the market will bear, the better.

    Until the NCAA de-regulates, it will always have inconsistent and arbitrary enforcement, leading to “grey-market” strategies. Deregulation leads to a cleaner and more even playing field.


  9. That’s it!! How long are we going to put up with this horse shit? Lawyers, it is time to put an end to the way the NCAA decides these sanctions. Come on guys…..do something!


  10. Merk

    Should have banned them from any transactions with Nike for 3 years.


  11. Hogbody Spradlin

    ‘Oregon ducks’ a serious penalty. Boy are we slow today, but that’s worth two groans.


  12. Always Someone Else's Fault

    Georgia needs to disband its Compliance Department and set up a Cooperation and Atonement Department.

    The NCAA is a bureaucracy in charge of sports marketing run by lawyers and campus administrators. That’s 0-4 right there. What do you expect? Every decision protects $$$. How is that not consistent?


  13. Scott W.

    Have to prop up the PAC 12. Can’t do it suspending Oregon.