LSU levied self-imposed sanctions that included scholarship reduction amid allegations of, you guessed it, improper player benefits. These particular improprieties involved a recruit, and were compounded given it involved a coach. The NCAA not deeming those sufficient, it’s leveling its mighty blow today in a conference call per USA Today. The recent poster child for NCAA sanctions is USC, which was hit with a two-year bowl ban and the loss of numerous scholarships. Under such circumstances, it’s probably best not to joke about breaking rules. Hence Marc Tyler’s suspension for joking with TMZ about getting paid.
With LSU added to the hit parade, the NCAA is collecting bodies at an alarming rate, reminiscent of Dark Age England amid the Black Plague. Bring out your sanctioned!
*Updated 12:14 p.m. PDT: LSU’s official sanctions include one year of probation and a reduction in scholarships, per ESPN. The consequences could have been far worse, proving compliance and self-reporting are the way to go.
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