Spurrier: "We're Clean at USC"

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier says he follows the rules
and doesn't believe South Carolina will face serious punishment as
a result of the NCAA's allegations regarding his program.

The NCAA outlined three potentially major violations in its
letter of allegations sent to South Carolina on Monday. The NCAA
says South Carolina athletes received $55,000 in impermissible
benefits for staying at a hotel for a reduced rate and for dealings
with a Delaware-based mentoring group.

The NCAA also says the university failed to monitor either
situation.

Spurrier said Tuesday there's no embarrassment to getting a
letter or facing the NCAA's Committee on Infractions as he's been
called to do next February.

The coach was not mentioned in the allegations and says the
potential violations don't taint his reputation for playing by the
rules.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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