Documents Reveal Failure to Monitor

The University of Oregon released documents today indicating athletic department administrators failed to adequately monitor the football program's use of recruiting services and failed to establish policies and procedures to monitor recruiting services.

The documents revealed that Oregon paid three separate recruiting services between 2008 through 2011. The services paid were:

In 2008 and 2009, the Ducks paid Elite Scouting Services (ESS) $6,500 (2008) and $10,000 (2009) for subscriptions and in return received oral reports from ESS representatives Charles Fishbein and Will Lyles.

In 2009 Oregon paid $3,745 to New Level Athletes (NLA) and received oral reports from NLA representative Baron Flenory.

In 2010 Oregon paid $25,000 to Complete Scouting Services (CSS) and received oral reports from CSS representative Will Lyles. Additionally the Athletic Department failed to gather recruiting or scouting information from CSS four times per calender year as required by NCAA rules.

The documents also reveal that the football program exceeded the number of coaches involved in recruiting by one between 2009 through 2011.

The Eugene Register-Guard today reported that Oregon Athletic Director Rob Mullens had sent an email to constituents revealing that Oregon has not received a timetable on the status of the NCAA inquiry but Oregon was in "close communication with the NCAA" and cooperating as the process continues through each stage.

Please note: The released documents can be viewed at

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