Early last September, former Oregon Duck Tight End Colt Lyerla claimed in an interview that while he was being recruited by Oregon, a booster had promise “a house, a car, all these things” if he would play for the Ducks.
Even though he also mentioned that he never received the impermissible benefits he was promised, it prompted an internal investigation from the University of Oregon into the claims of being offered these things by a booster.
Last night, Oregon released a statement to KOIN-TV stating that their investigation concluded that no violations occurred:
“Our internal investigation concluded that no NCAA violations occurred. The PAC-12/NCAA, to our knowledge, is not conducting an investigation.”
Lyerla was arrested for cocaine possession in October of 2013 and left the team two weeks later, supposedly on “good terms”. He went unselected in last year’s draft and was cut by the Green Bay Packers in camp after taking a flier on him.
He is currently in the process of asking teams to give him one last chance to prove himself, according to The Oregonian.
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