Re: SEC Football Discussion Thread
That South Carolina has received formal notification that their football program is being investigated by the NCAA has largely went under the radar:
The charges have been identified in a USA today report today
The charges spelled out by the NCAA include claims that 12 student-athletes received an estimated $47,000 in impermissible benefits from a local hotel through reduced rent and that nine players received special arrangements to pay at a later date.
It is also alleged that two people deemed representatives of the school made impermissible contact with recruits and provided them impermissible benefits. The violations were said to have occurred between spring 2009 and February 2011.
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