Yahoo! Sports: Scout says Oregon paid him for influence

Yahoo! Sports: Scout says Oregon paid him for influence »Play Video
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EUGENE, Ore. - The scout who received $25,000 from the University of Oregon told Yahoo! Sports that University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly asked him to submit restroactive player profiles to justify the payment.

According to the story, Will Lyles now believes he was paid for his access and influence over top recruits.

"The service I provided went beyond what a scouting service should," he told Yahoo! Sports.

The University of Oregon has insisted there was no wrongdoing and has said it is cooperating with an NCAA investigation. >>> Background

"The athletics department stands by its statement and details released when this issue originated in March," said Dave Williford with the UO.

 

"The University of Oregon athletic department has and will continue to fully cooperate with the NCAA inquiry," Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens said. "Our department is committed to helping the NCAA in any way possible and until their work is complete, we are unable to comment further. Oregon athletics remains committed to operating a program of integrity."