Letter: NCAA investigation of Central Oklahoma centers on football

Friday, November 10th 2006, 5:52 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The University of Central Oklahoma's football program is under NCAA investigation for possible rule violations that include "impermissible inducements and extra benefits'' provided players by staff members.

That's according to a letter sent to the university from the NCAA's vice president for enforcement.

UCO President Roger Webb received the NCAA notice of inquiry in a letter dated October 26th. The letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, notes that the NCAA enforcement staff wants to complete the investigation by February 15th.

The letter notes the possible violations at the Edmond university began in December 2003, after current head coach Chuck Langston had held that position for about a year.

No players or coaches are mentioned by name in the letter.

The letter notes that UCO representatives already have met with two of the NCAA's top enforcement officials.