Report: Ducks, NCAA Meet In Dallas
By John Baker
A Sports Illustrated story by Thayer Evans reports that former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and a contingent from the University of Oregon met with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in Dallas on Friday afternoon.
If Kelly and Duck officials did meet with the infractions committee, Duck fans can expect a decision on Oregon's final punishment within six to eight weeks. The Ducks are in the final stages of an investigation into recruiting practices and ties to a scouting service run by Willy Lyles.
In a statement issued Wednesday by the University of Oregon, the school gave no hint as to whether or not it had met with the NCAA, nor what the next step might be. However, there is an appeals arm of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions. If the Ducks choose to protest the final penalties handed down, that could stretch the process out into late fall.
Oregon offered to self-impose loss of scholarships, recruiting limitations and probation, but the NCAA turned that down as the two sides quibbled over the scope of the violations.