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LSU football coaches meet with NCAA investigator

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Posted: Jul 14, 2011 6:43 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Jul 14, 2011 6:43 PM
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BATON ROUGE - LSU athletics officials met with NCAA investigators recently as part of an inquiry into questionable activities by a scouting company the school employed.

Herb Vincent, the Senior Associate Athletic Director, said in a press release today that members of the coaching staff answered questions and supplied materials to the investigator during a meeting at the LSU campus last week.

Vincent said the materials included DVDs and rosters they received from Complete Scouting Services in 2010. The school paid $6,000 for the items, which included video of college prospects from California and Kansas that Vincent said were eligible to sign national letters of intent in February 2011.

Vincent said they also received footage of a 2010-11 Texas high school prospect and a 2007-08 Kansas junior college prospect, which they had not asked the scouting service for.

The NCAA is looking into allegations the Texas-based scouting company and its owner, Willie Lyles, were paid by schools to get top recruits on their teams.

The University of Oregon recently released a scouting report from Lyles that they reportedly paid $25,000 for, but contained mostly outdated information. Oregon officials maintain they've violated no NCAA regulations.

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