Papers suggest Oregon paid for old recruit info

Papers suggest Oregon paid for old recruit info

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Oregon's LaMichael James (21) scores a touchdown as Auburn's Mike McNeil defends during the second half of the BCS National Championship NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz.

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Posted on June 21, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 21 at 1:34 PM

The Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The University of Oregon has released documents related to its use of recruiting services that suggest the school paid for information that was outdated.

The documents include a "2010 National High School Evaluation Booklet" that actually includes prep athletes who were part of the 2009 recruiting class. It was part of a package that purportedly was for athletes entering school in 2011.

The package was prepared by Texas-based Complete Scouting Services, an agency run by Will Lyles. Oregon paid Lyles $25,000 in February 2010.

The NCAA is looking into the payment. Oregon maintains it did nothing wrong by paying Lyles for the information. Many college programs pay for such services.

Oregon's payment to Lyles has been questioned because of his relationship with Ducks running backs Lache Seastrunk and LaMichael James.

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