NCAA investigators are returning to USC to ask more questions about possible illegal activity between sports agents and football players. The NCAA has already been to Columbia once to meet with Gamecock tight end Weslye Saunders. According to the State newspaper they will speak with Saunders again this week:
NCAA officials met with South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders last month about whether the senior from Durham, N.C., engaged in any impermissible dealings with agents.
Investigators are expected to speak with Saunders again, perhaps as early as Wednesday, according to one of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. It is not clear whether any other USC athletes or officials will be questioned.
USC athletics director Eric Hyman said the school would work with the NCAA.
“Upon any request from the NCAA, we will continue to cooperate and assist in any way we can,” Hyman said in a statement released through the school.
The North Carolina football team has made a lot of headlines the past few weeks because of players and even a coach that have been linked to an agent. That story has gotten pretty ugly over the past few weeks, especially the past day or so.
Steve Spurrier had some interesting comments Tuesday on North Carolina assistant coach John Blake’s alleged ties to a California sports agent. It’s classic Spurrier.
Spurrier on NCAA investigation of UNC assistant John Blake
Saunders has been practicing with the team during its fall camp. Steve Spurrier says he cannot discuss Saunders’ status for the upcoming season because of the NCAA investigation..