The NCAA will release the finding of an investigation into the USC football and mens basketball teams on Friday after months of investigation and hearings.
USC has already self-sanctioned themselves for misdoings in the basketball program, but are hoping to avoid sactioning for the football program as well. More-so because a saction for football would show a sort of lack-of-control across the USC Athletic Department that could lead the NCAA to deliver stiff punishment to the university.
Per NCAA rules, “An institution shall be considered a ‘repeat’ violator if the Committee on Infractions finds that a major violation has occurred within five years of the starting date of a major penalty.”
The infractions alleged against former running back Reggie Bush would have occured withing the 5-year span since USC’s last major infraction in 2001, which would force USC to give up all wins during Reggie’s playing days including a National Championship.
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