NCAA hopes to conclude Oklahoma investigation by November 1

Friday, October 13th 2006, 9:41 pm
By: News On 6

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ The NCAA has officially begun an investigation into alleged violations by former Oklahoma quarterback Rhett Bomar and offensive lineman JD Quinn.

In a letter to OU President David Boren, NCAA director of enforcement Julie Roe informs OU of the probe and says the league hopes to finish its work by November 1st.

In the letter -- released yesterday as the result of an open records request by the Associated Press -- Roe writes that the possible violations primarily involve excessive earnings provided to student-athletes employed by a representative of the institution's athletics interests. But she says the investigation could be expanded.

OU coach Bob Stoops has said the players were dismissed for knowingly breaking NCAA rules by receiving extra compensation from their employer above what they're entitled to.

Since the violations occurred, the dealership has changed ownership. Bomar has transferred to Sam Houston State and Quinn has transferred to Montana.

OU athletic director Joe Castiglione has declined comment.