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College Sports, Education

First Oregon, Now Possibly LSU: The Problem of “Street Agents”

Blogger Cody Worsham reported the “NCAA is allegedly investigating a recruiter hired by LSU connected to possible violations of amateurism laws with regard to several players, including recent signee Trevon Randle.” Worsham claimed “LSU paid at least $20,000 to scouting services directly affiliated with controversial street agent, Will Lyles, according to LSU Athletic Department Budgets from 2007-08 and 2009-10.” Media organizations reported last week that the NCAA is investigating Lyles’s involvement in the recruitment of Lache Seastrunk to sign with the University of Oregon. LSU has not commented on the blogger’s contention. NCAA Bylaw 12.3.3.1, as well as other rules, are applicable in this case: “A prospective student-athlete may allow a scouting service or agent to distribute personal information (e.g., high school academic and athletics records, physical statistics) to member institutions without jeopardizing his or her eligibility, provided the fee paid to such an agent is not based on placing the prospective student-athlete in a collegiate institution as a recipient of institutional financial aid.”

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About Michael L. Buckner, Esquire

An attorney who provides clients with internal investigation, civil litigation, estate planning and compliance services.

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One thought on “First Oregon, Now Possibly LSU: The Problem of “Street Agents”

  1. how would you ever prove that violation? If these people are smart they aren’t going to have receipts that say “$10,000 to street agent in exchange for blue chip player to come to our school.” It’s going to say “$10,000 to street agent in exchange for film/scouting report on X blue chip players”

    Posted by Dos | March 14, 2011, 11:52 am

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