EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon and the NCAA could not reach an agreement to settle an investigation about potential violations, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.
Yahoo! reporters Charles Robinson and Rand Getlin cited two anonymous sources that the "summary disposition" process, which is essentially a plea bargain from the university, fell through.
"The sources said Oregon is now anticipating an appearance before the NCAA's committee on infractions (COI) this spring - something the school was hoping to avoid following an investigation into the football program's financial relationship with prep adviser Will Lyles."
KATU News has been routinely requesting public records from the University over the past year in an attempt to shine some light on the investigation. Earlier emails indicated the university was actively pursuing a "summary disposition."
"The sources said the committee ultimately did not accept Oregon's presentment, disagreeing with 'various aspects' of both the infractions the school believed occurred, and the sanctions the school deemed appropriate," Yahoo! reported.
Read more: Yahoo: Oregon, NCAA reach impasse in football investigation
"The review is ongoing until the NCAA Committee on Infractions issues its final report," athletic department spokesman Craig Pintens told KATU in an email. "The integrity of the process and our continued full cooperation with the NCAA prohibits us from publicly discussing the specifics of this matter."
KATU also reached out to officials at the NCAA to comment on the report. We have not yet heard back.
Read more: KATU's previous coverage on the Oregon football investigation
Oregon failed to get a summary disposition in its NCAA investigation. Ducks vs. Will Lyles will go to an NCAA hearing. tinyurl.com/callorgCharles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) December 19, 2012