Sources report NCAA looking at Ducks recruiting

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PORTLAND, Ore. - Multiple sources report the NCAA is looking into recruiting services and possible violations involving Oregon football players from Texas.

But the Ducks insist they've done nothing wrong after paying two men nearly $29,000 for recruiting services.

Yahoo sports and ESPN were the first to break the details. The payments are included in Oregon’s state expenditure records. The biggest payment of $25,000 went to a man named Will Lyles of Houston shortly after ducks running back Lache Seastrunk committed to Oregon last year.

According to ESPN, the NCAA is now looking into the relationship between Lyles and Seastrunk.

The other payment of $3,745 was made to Baron Flenory from Dallas, who played at New Hampshire while Kelly was on the coaching staff there. ESPN reports the NCAA is taking a look at Flenory’s ties to Kelly and to incoming prized recruit Anthony Wallace.

The U of O says it paid for legitimate recruiting services within NCAA rules.

Ducks spokesman Dave Williford told KATU Sports the Ducks aren’t aware of any NCAA investigation into Oregon’s program.

“We have nothing to hide,” Williford said.