Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Oklahoma Gets Smacked By The NCAA

There's been some resolution to the Rhett Bomar scandal at OU, as the NCAA handed down its decision today. Here's what they're imposing:

-Forfeiture of all wins from the 2005 season.

-Two additional years of probation, extended the period through 2010.

-The loss of two scholarships through the 2009-10 season.

-A reduction by one of the number of coaches who can recruit off campus.

-A public reprimand and censure.

-A disassociation with the dealership manager for five years.

The forfeits sound harsh, but they're really just for show. The eight teams that they beat that year aren't going to really get anything by adding an extra win two years after the fact.

The extended probation, loss of scholarships and recruiting restrictions will hamper them, though. However, it probably could have been worse.

This does bring back the question of what ever happened with Reggie Bush's infractions involving USC? His involvement with a sports agent included his family living rent free in a very expensive house in Southern California. A few months ago it seemed like that investigation was going bust wide open, but it seems to have come to a grinding halt.

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