The NCAA Committee on Infractions (COI) has finally ruled on the Oregon recruiting case and after more than two years of holding their collective breath, Duck fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Penalties imposed by the COI include three years probation; a loss of one new football scholarship for 2012/13 and 2013/14; a reduction in total football scholarships from 85 to 84 for the next three years; and reductions in paid visits and permissable football evaluation days over the next three years.
In addition, Coach Kelly can’t coach college ball for the next year and a half; Oregon has to sever ties with Willie Lyles and the Ducks can’t use recruiting services during the probation period. The bottom line is that the most severe penalty — having to live with the potential hammer over the head for two recruiting seasons — has already been served.
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