Source: Ducks to have NCAA hearing
Oregon's attempt to obtain a summary disposition from the NCAA for the investigation of its use of scout Willie Lyles has failed, which means the school will appear in front of the NCAA committee on infractions, a source confirmed to ESPN.com on Wednesday.
The impasse was first reported by Yahoo! Sports, which cited two unidentified sources in a report on Wednesday.
Oregon was hoping to avoid a hearing before the committee on infractions, which would occur this spring, according to the report.
Oregon's relationship with Lyles was first reported in March 2011. Oregon paid Lyles' "Complete Scouting Services" $25,000 for what was called a national recruiting package. The materials Lyles provided Oregon turned out to be essentially worthless, and that raised questions about the Ducks' signing of touted running back Lache Seastrunk, who was mentored by Lyles.
Because Oregon and the NCAA could not reach accord on the summary judgment, a hearing in front of the infractions committee means all involved parties could be called to appear and answer questions, including Lyles and Oregon coach Chip Kelly.
"The integrity of the process and our continued full cooperation with the NCAA prohibits us from publicly discussing the specifics of this matter," Oregon said in a statement Wednesday night.
The NCAA does not comment on investigations.
Seastrunk redshirted at Oregon in 2011 and transferred to Baylor, where he scored seven touchdowns this season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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