Skip to comments.LSU AD; Football violations possible
Posted on 12/01/2009 8:57:28 AM PST by Bad~Rodeo
LSU is investigating possible violations involving the football team, Athletics Director Joe Alleva confirmed Monday.
The investigation primarily involves one assistant football coach and one current student athlete who has not played in a game this season, Alleva said in an e-mail response to The Advocate late Monday.
An LSU official with knowledge of the investigation and who spoke on condition of anonymity said the coach in question is wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who came to Baton Rouge from UCLA in February 2007.
Compliance issues are routinely monitored by our compliance staff, and LSU is currently researching possible violations involving one assistant coach and one student-athlete in the sport of football, Alleva said in his prepared statement.
By procedure, the Southeastern Conference Office has been made aware of this circumstance by LSU, Alleva continued, noting that privacy concerns prevent him from discussing details and specific individuals at this time.
The investigation is ongoing but should not result in any possible game forfeitures because the player in question has not clocked any game minutes, said Herb Vincent, associate vice chancellor for university relations and senior associate athletic director.
When asked specifically about McCarthys involvement, Vincent said, I cant confirm that.
Vincent declined comment on the nature and extent of possible recruiting violations or more.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which is the organizing body for college athletics, has strict rules ranging from when possible recruits can be contacted to how often teams can practice.
Vincent also would not discuss the possible impact the investigation could have on head football coach Les Miles, except that the inquiry is believed to only involve one assistant coach.
Miles team finished the regular season Saturday with a 9-3 record and an overtime victory over Arkansas.
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Of course they would only give the death penalty to a school where losing football had minimal economic impact. High school games outdraw SMU games here in Dallas.