Ducks Admit Major Violation

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EUGENE, Ore. – The University of Oregon admits to committing a major violation in its payment to Will Lyles in exchange for information on recruits. The University released its 515-page report of its own internal investigation of the violations. Oregon had hoped to reach an agreement through summary disposition with the NCAA, but instead the case will go to a hearing. The NCAA and the University could not agree on if Oregon committed a secondary violation, or another major violation, by getting its reports from Lyles orally.

However, the NCAA does agree with Oregon that the violations were not committed intentionally and that there was no lack of institutional control or unethical conduct. This could bode well for Oregon, which will have its hearing with the NCAA later in 2013.