NCAA Gives LSU Football One Year Parole for Former Assistant Conduct

Baton Rouge, L. – The NCAA put LSU’s football program on one year of probation on Thursday after determining that former offensive line coach James Cregg violated recruiting restrictions during the 2020 football season.

The NCAA Division I Infractions Committee found that Cregg violated restrictions against personal contact with potential recruits during the COVID-19 pandemic and provided improper incentives to a recruit.

The committee also issued a three-year “demonstration ground” penalty against Cregg, meaning that his own recruiting activities would be restricted for that period if he were hired by another NCAA member program.

The NCAA has put LSU's football program on one year of probation for drafting violations.

“While the (committee) has found more egregious conduct in previous cases, the violations in this case represent willful misconduct that should be of concern to members,” the panel said. “The COVID-19 Recruitment Deadline was intended to protect the health and safety of prospects, student-athletes and institutional staff. It also leveled the playing field for recruitment at a time when government-imposed COVID-19 restrictions varied across the country.”

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