RF Oregon’s Twitter was one of the first to alert readers about the current news concerning Oregon Football’s legal fees. One Click Sports Now, through the Register Guard reports that the outside law firm assisting the University of Oregon’s football team with its current NCAA inquiry was paid more than $40,000 in three months.
Oregon’s legal problem stems from the football program’s association with Will Lyles and his company Complete Scouting Services. Lyles was paid a $25,000 fee in March 2010 for his services, that have been accused of extending further than they should have into realms of close relationships with players such as Lache Seastrunk and LaMichael James.
AOL News reports on Willie Lyles’ accusations that Oregon Football tried to make him look incompetent. Lyles accuses Oregon coach Chip Kelly of hastily asking him to compile recruiting profiles to justify the fee paid to him, days before the story hit the news.
The Examiner believes that the Oregon Athletic Department could end up paying over $150,000 in legal fees over the issue.