NCAA May Form Panel on Football Recruiting

December 7, 2010

In the wake of allegations swirling around Cam Newton, the Auburn University quarterback and Heisman Trophy frontrunner, the National Collegiate Athletic Association is considering whether to form a group to examine football recruiting infractions, Bloomberg reported. Julie Roe Lach, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, said that such a panel would resemble one that was created two years ago to deal with recruiting issues in men’s basketball. Lach expressed concern about more recruits seeking money to attend top football programs and “the rise in seven-on-seven football tournaments funded by apparel companies,” calling them “a breeding ground for potential recruiting violations.”

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