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LSU self-imposes restrictions on football program

4 years ago December 16, 2010 Dec 16, 2010 Thursday, December 16 2010 Thursday, December 16, 2010 2:10:25 PM EST in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2/LSU Sports Information

BATON ROUGE - LSU is taking away two football scholarships and limiting recruiting visits in hopes the NCAA will accept the self-imposed discipline as its mandated punishment for rules violations earlier this year.

LSU reported football recruiting violations to the NCAA in March that included improper telephone contact, transportation and housing involving a former assistant coach and player.

The probe centered around former wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who resigned in December 2009, and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, a junior college transfer who never played during his only season and has since left LSU.

The scholarship reduction applies to the 2011-12 class and the reduction in official visits applies to the current academic year.

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