BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - 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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