PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Head coach Chip Kelly of the Oregon Ducks covers his face after the Ducks defeat the Wisconsin Badgers 45-38 at the 98th Rose Bowl Game on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Reports that the NCAA was preparing to hand down penalties to Oregon football were premature, it appears.
Though the College Football Internet that loves itself a good NCAA penalty beatdown to opine about started rumbling this week with the rumor that the Oregon Ducks football team was going to be hit with official penalties this week stemming from their recruiting scandal, it appears they were, again, premature.
Talked to someone in the Oregon football program and they said Oregon has not been informed of any NCAA penalties yet.— Paulie Pabst (@PaulPabst) August 15, 2012
My guess: Oregon has received the Notice of Allegations, it is bad, and people are guessing penalties from that.— John Infante (@John_Infante) August 14, 2012
You know how every month or so for the last five years, some Arrested Development cast member would say something about getting the show going again, and the Internet would light up? Waiting for Oregon's NCAA punishment has been kind of like that. Every few weeks, somebody reports THE END IS NEAR and then nothing happens.
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