Study: Background checks rare

Updated: March 3, 2011, 3:00 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- An investigation of 25 top college football programs by Sports Illustrated and CBS News has revealed that Oklahoma and TCU were the only ones to do criminal background checks on recruits.

SI and CBS News did various criminal background checks on all the players on the rosters of the teams in Sports Illustrated's 2010 preseason top 25 as of Sept. 1.

According to the story posted Wednesday on SI.com, the study found about 7 percent of the 2,837 players -- 204 total ...

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