Kelly Gets 18-Month ‘Show Cause’ Penalty From NCAA

The NCAA today announced sanctions against Oregon for use of a recruiting service provider “who became a representative of the university’s athletics interests, to assist the school with the recruitment of multiple prospective student-athletes.”

Of interest to this crowd is that Chip Kelly was hit with an 18-month show-cause penalty.

What does that mean? If Kelly wants to return to the college ranks within the next 18 months, he and the new school would have to appear before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions and explain why he should be allowed to do so. The school would also have to detail how it planned on monitoring him, and the program would be subject to harsher penalties were he to break the rules again.

Of course, the likelihood is that Kelly sticks with the Eagles for 18 months anyway.

Kelly released the following statement:

“Now that the NCAA has concluded their investigation and penalized the University of Oregon and its football program, I want to apologize to the University of Oregon, all of its current and former players and their fans. I accept my share of responsibility for the actions that led to the penalties.

As I have I stated before, the NCAA investigation and subsequent ruling had no impact on my decision to leave Oregon for Philadelphia. I have also maintained throughout that I had every intention to cooperate with the NCAA’s investigation, which I did.

I do expect the University of Oregon and its football program to continue to thrive at a high level. They are a talented and resilient group of coaches and players and I’m sure they will attempt to put today’s news behind them very quickly and move forward as they prepare for the 2013 season.”

Here is the part of the report that specifically focuses on Kelly:

While the former head coach was unaware that the involvement of the representative in the recruiting process, the staff’s recruiting calls and the lack of recruiting service reports all violated NCAA rules. The committee noted that it is the head coach’s responsibility to know NCAA rules and ensure that every coach and staff member complies with those rules. Because of this, the former head coach agreed that he failed to monitor the football program.

Meanwhile, the penalties against Oregon did not include a bowl ban. The program is on probation for three seasons and will operate with 84 scholarships, instead of 85, during that span.

One obvious question is: What would the penalty have been if Kelly were still the coach at Oregon? NCAA compliance expert John Infante chimed in with some thoughts on Twitter:

 

 

In other words, according to Infante, Kelly would have been operating under challenging circumstances, but the school still would not have faced a bowl ban or greater reduction of scholarships.

Hat tip to friend of the blog Justin for the Infante Tweets.

For more:

The NCAA’s official ruling
A column from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports

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  • GEagle

    Thank you to the NCAA for gift wrapping Chip for Philly!!!!

  • joethomas215

    I can see it now Charges for Hernandez dropped Kelly first on the phone with him, Belichek hates Kelly and Eagles, completely forgetting how he cheated. Just playing Hernandez is done probably, dumb bastard

    • G_WallyHunter

      u just say Belly hates Kelly and the Eagles? I was under the impression they are
      friends and associates, not to mention the practices they will be doing together… dono where you got that idea

      • GEagle

        Think he means the relationship would quickly go to hellif Chip pounced on Hernandez

        • G_WallyHunter

          but then he says completely forgetting how he cheated? post is all over the place lol

    • GEagle

      Yup…Hernandez has been arrested but they won’t reveal any of the chargers before court(which sucks)…The Patriots have released him.

      I wish Jeffrey Lurie takes on another redemption project and signs Hernandez TODAY to a 5 yr deal at the veteran minimum, no GUARENTEED money, a contract Jenna Jameson type of “EASY” to get out of, and the only signing bonus he gets is a good murder attorney!!!! Hahahah Just incase he gets released sometime in the next 3 years lol

      ISH is about to hit the fan for Hernandez…PATRIOTS made a HUGE statement by releasing him when they did. other options would have allowed them to recoup the 14mil signing bonus they just gave him.Some people correlate this to them having a good idea about his true enrollment in this tragic crime. people also seem to think if it was just an obstruction of justice charge, DA would have allowed him to turn himself in, instead of leading him away from his home in Cuff’s….ISH is about to get really ugly in Hernandez land. Hate to say it but Patriots should be seriously applauded for how they handled this. Gotta give the devil his due when he earns it

      • cliff henny

        see the video of the perp walk…all cuffed up and he casually spits into the bushes like it’s no big deal…this guy is a trainwreck

        • GEagle

          Yeah I laughed. Absolute mess!!!! Wonder if he will do his “make it rain” TD dance in his cell when he wins a pack of cigarettes playing 3 card Monte!!
          ..
          cant wait to get a Colton Joke out of this!

          • GEagle

            Anyone remember his stances on gay marriage or a gay teamate? I suspect his views on the subject to change in the not so distant future. Bwahahahahahahah trolololololololo
            Sorry had to do it! They have yet to pay their spy gate debt

        • Andy124

          Probably. Hasn’t been convicted of anything yet though.

          • GEagle

            Oooh. If there was even a hint of the mans innocent, the patriots wouldn’t have cut the dude today, eating 14million dollars that could have been recouped cutting him at a different time…Yes, guilty til proven innocent. Afterall, this is AMurika lol….but man, this looks so bad on so many levels…

          • Andy124

            It absolutely does look bad. And I don’t think the Partiots should have waiting for the legal process to play out.

            But I refuse to assume guilt or treat someone accused of a crime the same as someone convicted of a crime.

            When all that’s at stake is our opinions, we don’t have to rush to judgement. We don’t have to jump to conclusions. We can wait and see.

            Of course, not many people are willing to do so. Which sucks.

          • GEagle

            The situation is tragic, but there is no shot that America will wait to judge him..the Internet practically ruined any chance of that

          • Andy124

            Agreed.

          • theycallmerob

            I hear you my man. Still never want him in green though

          • Andy124

            No argument here. Don’t get me wrong, I will be surprised if he’s not guilty of the worst. And even if he’s guilty of obstruction only, that’s still enough to deny him the privilege of playing in the NFL imo.

            But I’m a huge PSU fan, and I’ve learned an intense hatred of media driven conviction before a trial ever occurs.

          • nicksaenz1

            It’s not enough. Look at Ray Lewis.

          • theycallmerob

            well, just an update. Murder charge it is. I’m guessing the Pats knew early, explains the quick release. Media should have a field day for awhile, guess there’s no need to read ESPN for at least a week.

          • GEagle

            I wanna know what’s up with the other two suspects. Not a peep about them. Does that guarentee that they are just rolling over on Hernandez?…
            ..
            he deleted 8 hours of security footage, but the DOPE forgot to delete the part where a man was taped getting out of the car rented under AH’s name, right in front of AH’s house, with a gun in his hand, walks in AHs house, is recorded walking down the hall with the gun in his hand, and that’s when the film cuts off…and this all just happened like 2 minutes after the victim was killed…..The Victim was literally in AH’s car, leading up to his death, texting people telling him that at the moment he was with AH….what a scumbag Moron. Guilty til proven Innocent my ass…sorry, but if A man other then Hernandez, walked out of Hernandez car with a gun, casually strolling thru Hernandez house with a gun…then Hernandez is guilty of being associated with trash, and he tried to cover it up in every way his stupid ass could think of…GUILTY TIL PROVEN INNOCENT!!!!! Lol

          • Warhound

            Just how stupid are these guys?! They went to an industrial park a few miles away – that was their plan?

          • GEagle

            Actually you are innocent til proven guilty in a court of law..

            That notion stopped pertaining to the court of public oppinion the minute the Internet was created lol…police certainly didn’t arrest a man they presumed innocent…

          • cliff henny

            yeah, but he sure does look guilty…or wants people to think he’s tough guy

          • nicksaenz1

            I’d go tough guy.

          • cliff henny

            ever been in cuffed and stuffed? i can tell you, you can act however you want before/while getting arrested-puff out chest, talk all the garbage you want..but the moment you’re put in backseat with doors shut, your whole outlook changes. those same cops become your best friends, lol…you know your world has just seriously changed in the short term at least

          • nicksaenz1

            I was saying that if i had to pick between hernandez looking guilty or tough guy, i’d go tough guy. not me personally. never been cuffed, by the cops at least

          • cliff henny

            lol…yeah, now that’s why god made handcuffs! 2nd part of the story is she left you cuffed to bed and ran off with your wallett like costanza in seinfeld.
            been twice, bar fight and dui, and it sux! stopped playing with the cops 15 yrs ago and never want to again

          • nicksaenz1

            haha yeah it’s never good dealing with them after you’ve been in an altercation, I imagine. already heated then a bunch of hard asses with toy badges that don’t know how to use their guns wanna get tough with ya. they only make it worse.

          • Andy124

            No doubt. He looks guilty as hell.

      • nicksaenz1

        Read on Yahoo that he’s being arraigned today and they’ll officially announce charges after. The charges may be all inclusive. Bet he only gets convicted of or pleads to obstruction.

        • GEagle

          Murder it is….

      • Bob A

        Aaron won’t be available until about 2070.

        • JofreyRice

          Might be smart to lock him up for a league minimum until then. Very versatile–can use him in the slot, inline, in the redzone, as a murderer, out of the backfield, whatever. I’d love to see what Chip could do with a weapon like that.

          • GEagle

            Some fantasy owners in Keeper leagues can’t be happy today lol…Jake Ballard just became a 4th round pick hahahahaha.

            if this POS was destined to kill someone, I’m glad he happened to play for the Patriots….ATleast our players are smart enough to speed off real quick and ditch the evidence.

            I’m getting so tired of these POS NFL summers. This is getting worse and worse every year. Now we are up to Murder? Something needs to be done if these idiots are just going to act Iike FOCKIn animals all summer long. Someone will have to be made an example of.Sad for it to have to come down to this…But I’m about ready to see a ZERO TOLERANCE policy implemented for the NFL offseason…get arrested for ANYTHING from Public Urination to Murder, and you automatically forfeit the following season, and your entire salary and bonus’s for the year…I’m tired of dudes having dream lives actinglike animals and draggingdown society..AAron Hernandez should be skipping thru life on cloud 9 happier then a pig in ish, NOT SHOOTING PEOPLE WHO WERE BAD MOUTHING HIM!!!!..

            This siMply can’t continue..I love this game, but not at this cost. If you are privileged enough to play inte NFL, you should be should friggin cherish it(especially since most of these dudes came from struggling poverty) and make positive contributions to society….The only damn time I should hear Hernandez name in the offseason is when he is saving the rainforest, nursing baby unicorns from his bossom, working to find the cure for cancer, or adopting underprivadged children from 3rd world country..
            ..l
            you can live a dream life where you can do whatever you want and not even have to be in the public eye…order 10 of the hottest escorts in Vegas, and DON’T LEAVE YOUR DAMN PALACE!!!!! Rinse and repeat over and over and over for the entire summer..

            Don’t mean to sound so extremist about this issue, but my best friend was a highly touted pro and PHILLY LEGEND who had the world by the balls and did not have to die so young because he couldn’t escape the past and transition to the fortunate pro lifestyle. RIP EG!!!!!!!

        • Johnny Domino

          Vegas just made the Mean Machine a touchdown favorite over the guards.

    • nicksaenz1

      If Belichik hates Kelly and Birds why are they holding practice down here for two days prior to preseason game? Seems like a long time to spend with people you hate, don’t you think?

      • G_WallyHunter

        obviously terribly misinformed

  • cliff henny

    so he cracked a few eggs making an omelette, not really a shocker. he was at oregon, let’s not act like it was on any 3 star recruit’s radar till maybe mid 2000’s. believe NCAA was in Oregon for over 3 years, ended up being a scholly a yr. spend 3 years at any SEC team and see what they can dig up. i know a little of what south carolina does, and makes what oregon got caught for a joke

    • GEagle

      FOCK do I care? It brought the Man to Philly. We call that a WIN where I come from. Haha

      • cliff henny

        spend 3 yrs anywhere, havard or yale even, bet they dig up enough to get 3 schollies. just NCAA is a joke. but, true, means absolutely nothing to us. if anything, i like it…if you aint cheating, you aint trying

        • GEagle

          damn RIGHT Buddy!!! patriots proved it!!!

        • Johnny Domino

          No scholarships in the Ivy League, but I get your point.

  • GEagle

    The 2013 DEMISE of the Patriots rivals the 2013 Eagles “where big people beat up little people” in terms of excitement!!!
    ..
    I would literally pay good money to watch a documentary that taped the Brady, Bellicek, Kraft behind the scene reactions from the moment they heard the news til today…That Documentary would be priceless

    • eaglepete

      so maybe Tebow now has a chance to actually stay in the league if he decides to attempt the TE position. That being said, Im amazed how some players just disappear so fast after being productive. Shiancoe was decent but maybe getting a little old but the guy I dont get is Dallas Clarke. Remember him, dude was a machine with Peyton, then disappears. I know he got hurt and maybe thats why but he was a world beater for a season or two there.

      • Johnny Domino

        I think now Tebow has enough cover to make the position switch and save face.

        • GEagle

          Could you imagine if after Months of deep Prayer, the Anti Hernandez also known as Tim Tebow comes to save the day, and emerges as Gronk and Hernendez rolled into one, carrying Tom Brady, Bellicek, and Patriots Nation on is back all the way to a Super Bowl win and Super Bowl MVP, shattering Calvin Johnson’s WR records, and every Recieving record known to modern man? Lol….TEBOW would literally be considered the second coming of Christ,and the WORLD would NEVER hear the end of Tim Tebow…..that’s like a nightmare of epic proportions

          • Johnny Domino

            Until Angela Lansbury rolls up and reveals he set Hernandez up to get his gig.

          • GEagle

            Hahahahahahaha you certainly put the cherry on top!!!

      • GEagle

        Clarke got lost on he Tampa bay shuffle IMO…I’m sure the Patriots are going to give Dallas a long hard look now. They can’t ally afford not to. I would love to see Peyton make Elways sign Dallas, just to screw the Patriots out of one of the few options..l
        ….
        Honestly, If I’m Bellicek, and my Brady window is closing, Time to mortgage some of your future….I’d be offering up an entire draft class to the Saints, trying to solve their financial problem with Jimmy Graham…Saints could certainly use an influx of draft picks to rebuild that putrid defense…It’s like those poor bastards lineup with 11 Kurt Coleman’s hahahahaha…I would unload Mallet for some more picks, and use them to just over pay, and restock the cupboard before Camp begins…I’d be trying to overpay for Maclin,Celek,Jimmy Graham, Devin Hester…whoever else you can fathom a team trading. Time to get desperate. Don’t know if you want to rely on a Tebow Miracle lol….So damn curious to see WTF the patriots are going to do now?

        Who is laughing harder the Wes Welker(who Hernandez happened to threaten as a rookie lol) and Peyton Manning? Lol Certainly starting to look like Bellicek sold his soul to the Devil for a rings..then naturally he had to pay the price, and it all started with spygate

    • G_WallyHunter

      Brady crying in the corner while Belli comforts him with an arm on the shoulder, saying “Hey Tom, don’t worry we’re going to make it through this, Everything will be OK, I have some good cameras set up at Dolphins and Jets stadium..”, While Kraft watches on from the doorway, eyes red of rage from a long day, contemplating the current state of his Beloved Patriots..

      • GEagle

        picturing that makes me all warm n fuzzy inside

        • G_WallyHunter

          LMAO I know eh? Same, Anything involving Brady sulking in the corner for one thing of another that he can’t control (the Welker drop, Gronks 5 surgeries, Hernandez)…. get a kick out of it all

          • GEagle

            I like it when he starts screaming and throwing a bitch fit

  • Bob A

    Not our problem. You want to make arcane rules, change established NCAA records by fiat, keep kids from attending Grandma’s funeral, have other people pay to build your headquarters, go ahead. But Chip doesn’t live in your house of hypocrisy anymore, he doesn’t need to play by your rules. And he brought way more to the NCAA the last few years than he ever took.

    • Andy124

      If this turns in to a “trash the NCAA” comment section, I will not complain.

      • GEagle

        I ain’t mad at ya

        DO IT! DO IT! Johnny walker neat….DO IT!!!!

        • Andy124

          Huh? I was advocating for more NCAA bashing comments. Because, well, they’re guilty.

          • GEagle

            I was agreeing with you mate…just being silly. You must have not seen Ben stiller in Starsky n Hutch lol

          • Andy124

            No, I did not. I honestly had no idea what you were talking about lol.

          • GEagle

            Lol…sorry

          • G_WallyHunter

            DO IT DO IT… BARRY FINKLE FROM FINKLE’S FIXTURES… DO IT… DO IT.. MARGUERITA DO IT..
            haha best part

          • GEagle

            Damn right!!!

          • cliff henny

            best part is when ben/starsky putting the ‘sugar’ in his coffee.

          • GEagle

            Hahahah booger sugar

      • Bob A

        Can’t deal with their whole “high horse” nonsense, Chip hired a guy that contacted high school kids during times he wasn’t supposed to and took them to dinner. The way anyone would recruit someone in the private world for anything is verboten in the NCAA. Then Chip self reported it. It’s not like he knocked over a liquor store.

        • Andy124

          Seriously, the things the NCAA comes down on, then the things they don’t, are just absurd.

          It’s like watching a drunk guy hit on a woman. It’s just so pathetic.

          • GEagle

            yet they have the balls to profit off kids risking their bodies, Being treated indentured servants. And I hate the excuse, well kids are getting an education..FOCK out! What about the walk ons, who are crashing into walls at full speed on kick off coverage, who aren’t on scholarships, and will owe a ton of money when they graduate? Why aren’t they compensated? Why is it ok for them not to get a few crumbs from the multi million dollar pie? UGh, don’t even get me started on the NCAA scum lol. yesterday it was Bob Arum, today it was these creeps lol

          • Bob A

            Agree 100%.What they get for ‘free’ is worth somewhere between $50,000-100,000. The NCAA makes way more than that in the first 10 minutes of one college football game.

          • nicksaenz1

            I hate Bob Arum. A large reason I didn’t get to see Manny knock out Pretty Boy Floyd

      • theycallmerob

        They’re in direct violation of the emancipation proclamation

        • Bob A

          Love it.. extra “up” arrows for you.

  • devCal

    F the ncaa.. that is all.

  • loplop

    Would the NCAA have given Joe Paterno a “show cause” penalty as well? Please ask Mr. Infante.

  • Rational Birds Fan

    I just love how Dan Graziano’s blog entry on this is titled “NCAA labels Chip Kelly a cheater”; classic sensationalist ESPN click-baiting… Thank you Sheil and Tim for practicing actual journalism!

    • G_WallyHunter

      I usually like reading Dan Graziano, and his posts are usually pretty unbiased lol… but this is disappointing to see. Sheil and Tim are phenomenal at covering everything without a bias, great reads
      ..
      After reading both his latests posts, they are still unbiased, I mean NCAA did label him a cheater, but it’s irrelevant to us as fans and to the NFL… Dan goes into talking about the implications for him if he decides to go back to college, which is great journalism. I always have respect for Dan, He’s been doing that blog since I found it and I can always count on his posts being good reads, great analysis pieces that cover most angles and leave the reader with a good unbiased outlook on whatever he is writing about..

      • Guest

        After reading both his latests posts, they are still unbiased, I mean NCAA did label him a cheater, but it’s irrelevant to us as fans and to the NFL… Dan goes into talking about the implications for him if he decides to go back to college, which is great journalism. I always have respect for Dan, He’s been doing that blog since I found it and I can always count on his posts being good reads, great analysis pieces that cover most angles..

  • JofreyRice

    I’m kinda hoping Chip uses his TE’s a little differently than New England does.

    • cliff henny

      no welker, gronk or hernandez…will really see the genius of BB and Brady…or beginning of a house of cards. at some point, everything ends

      • JofreyRice

        eh, I think they’ll be OK, mostly. Great gameday coach, but BB gets too much credit as a personnel man–he’s missed on a lot of picks and players; the cupboard is pretty bare, in terms of receiving talent.

        • http://www.philthycanuck.com/ Adam

          As long as they have Brady they’ll be competitive, but I think their era is winding down. With no real talent on the offensive side of the ball besides Brady, the next few years the Patriots may have to think about going into full blown rebuilding mode.

          They had a pretty decent run. I mean, 3 Super Bowls is alright…

          • cliff henny

            bad angle by chung and circus qb escape then catch from 5. and i’m still bitter about their 3rd, rooted for giants in the last 2

          • cliff henny

            hey adam, what are you francis, this mother and amanda doing on your computer to make 6k a month…going out on limb, saying it involves webcam

          • http://www.philthycanuck.com/ Adam

            What me Amber, Francis, Edith and Amanda do in the privacy of our own home is no ones business.

            I will say that it involves a garden hose, authentic sea salt,2 area rugs and an a little person from East St, Louis. Tickets available next week.

          • cliff henny

            haha, too funny. i’m interested, but there better be proper use of ball peen hammer

    • Andy124

      Good one.

  • GEagle

    INTERESTING that Roger Goodell spoke out today about wanting teams to do HARD KNOCKS. he wants teams to look at it as a shared responsibility that is beneficial for the entire league..Basically he say he wants a formal rotation, whe basically every team has to do Hard Knocks when it’s their turn..He applauded the Bengals for allowing the hard knocks cameras ts year.

    Coaches(most) will always be against the extra camera’s distracting their teams…but Fans CRAVE hard Knocks. These players and coaches are making a ton of money, so selfishly I would love to see everyone on hard knocks…but it’s not like you can line tams up and tell them they have to do hard knocks once every 32years..Teams in the top 5 will have a serious problem if their rival doesn’t have to do it til 30 years later…

    best compromise I can find that accommodates fans but it fair to the teams…Is to run simultaneous seasons of Hard Knocks, and feature 1 division per year. So basically if this year was the NFC East’s turn…HBO would be airing an Eagles episode on Monday, Redskins on Tuesday, Cowboys on Wednesday and Giants on Thurs…for 4 straight weeks.

    league keeps raising prices. layers are making more money then ever after implementing the rookie wage scale, the NFL has and wants to make this a year round game..so why not make players and coaches earn their money? this would really make fans happy, and all it costs is a bunch of millionaires learning to NOT act like Fools in front of the Cameras, then Why not? I’m all for this!!! can’t believe what I’m about to say lol….GO GOODELL!!!! Lol

    • southy

      We’re probably in the wrong city to be valuing anything over the best chance to win, but let’s not kid ourselves about this all being for entertainment anyway. I am for making Hard Knocks a mandatory thing. The show is entertaining as hell and gives us a window into something we otherwise know so little about – isn’t that what the NFL machine is all about?

      And I think it was Billick who said that after a couple of days people don’t even notice the cameras anymore anyway.

      • GEagle

        Mandatory hard knocks certainly gets my vote…..it’s just too awesome. Just imagine if we had 4 chip Kelly camp hard knock episodes next month…that would be sooooooo glorious! Lol

        ATleast the bengals are a decent team to watch this year

    • xlGmanlx

      Why stop there? Why not have all 32? Cost isn’t an issue, you can dole them out over a 12 month span to get to the “year round NFL season.” If one team can do it, who cares if every team does it? That way it isn’t different from club to club. Fans pay for all of it, give us what we want.

  • PaoliBulldog

    Getting sanctioned by the NCAA-holes is a plus, not a minus. Way to go, Chip!

  • xlGmanlx

    So even though he wasn’t aware, he is a cheater? Get a grip Daniel