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Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 10:54 a.m.

LSU football self-reports recruiting violations to NCAA; Les Miles issues no comment

By Staff

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

An internal investigation that began last fall centered around former wide receivers coach D.J. McCarthy, who resigned in December, and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks, a junior college transfer from California who did not play this year during his only season on the team. He has since left LSU.

In a 55-page report delivered to the NCAA on Tuesday, LSU outlined a plan designed to strengthen its internal procedures for handling new student athletes who move to campus before enrollment and to enhance the university rules education and monitoring process for student workers.

LSU coach Les Miles, a former Michigan assistant coach, did not comment.

Jim Kleinpeter of the Times-Picayune in New Orleans has more on the case.



Thu, Mar 25, 2010 : 11:52 a.m.

trigg - UM didn't self report about going over on practice time. Come to think of it, UM hasn't self reported going over on practice time over the past 40 years. USC, Ohio State, Florida, Oklahoma and 115 other Div IA teams didn't self report going over on practice time either.

Terry Star21

Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 1:52 p.m.

UM Football did not benefit on sloppy book keeping allegations, quite unlikely... the freep, media, UM bashers, etc. took a lot out of UM... costing us 7 regular season wins and a National Champ. UM 156.............Freep 0


Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 12:58 p.m.

Both the coach and player are no longer at LSU and I don't believe that Les Miles was aware of what was going on. LSU did not benefit from this violation but the same can't be said about USC. This is a very small story at the surface I wonder if Mr. Kleinpeter has an ulterior motive. Because this is eerily similar to the type of reporting The Freep does on UM.


Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 12:20 p.m.

So with that,M didnt self report because they new there was more to the problem then minor issues? I would say chances are pretty good that there is a lot more stuff beneath the surface. WOW if that isnt the pot calling...


Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 12:01 p.m.

"You have sports in West Arbor? The only dif is they self report and dont LIE." How do you know they don't lie? The minor issues are typically self reported to hide the bigger issues and call off the NCAA dogs. I would say chances are pretty good that there is a lot more "stuff" beneath the surface.

Terry Star21

Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 11:11 a.m.

One thing UM Football, America's #1 college football team didn't do was (oh yes, and Forbes Magazine's #1 college town) was cry - ' every coach, every school does this..' The OSU coach just about said exactly that in a statement in RichRod's defense... now this... wake up America.


Wed, Mar 24, 2010 : 10:37 a.m.

A true Michigan man. lol