Report: USC receives results of NCAA probe

June 9, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- The NCAA has given the University of Southern California results of its investigation into alleged player recruiting violations, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Times said the school has been made aware of the results of the probe and also told whether there will be further sanctions imposed.

A spokesman for the school said there would be no comment until the NCAA announces its findings.

The investigation dealt with former USC athletes Reggie Bush and O.J. Mayo. Bush, the 2005 Heisman Trophy winner and now on the roster of the New Orleans Saints, reportedly accepted gifts in violation of NCAA rules. Mayo, a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, allegedly was guided to USC by a friend who received cash for helping in the recruiting process.

After an internal investigation, USC announced it would vacate all victories during the 2007-08 basketball season and would return the money it received from the NCAA for participation in the 2008 post-season basketball tournament.

Additional punishment could be handed out by the NCAA, including the loss of scholarships.

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