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Internal review gives WVU green light in wake of SI report

Written by Stephen J. Nesbitt on .

Nearly two months after the West Virginia athletic department launched an internal review in the wake of Sports Illustrated's scathing report on Joe DeForest and the Oklahoma State football program, West Virginia officially cleared itself of any wrongdoing.

Though it was never clear what WVU was investigating -- likely, whether the accusations of paying players, bogus jobs, etc. had followed DeForest to Morgantown -- the review came away with the conclusion that "WVU has not found any infractions or other misconduct at our institution."

Below is the full release:


West Virginia University has conducted an internal review as a result of the recent articles from a national media outlet, which includes allegations against one of our current assistant football coaches surrounding his time of employment at a previous institution.

WVU has not found any infractions of NCAA rules or other misconduct at our institution. WVU is unable to comment on the veracity of the media allegations levied against the assistant coach while employed at another institution, and defers to that institution, as well as appropriate NCAA infractions personnel, to complete a review and assessment of those allegations.

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