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The penalties, some of which were self-imposed by the university and adopted by the committee, include:
Public reprimand and censure.
One year of probation from July 19, 2011, through July 18, 2012.
One-year show-cause order for the former assistant coach from July 19, 2011, through July 18, 2012. The public report further details these conditions.
A 10 percent reduction in official visits for football during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years (2010-11 self-imposed by university; 2011-12 imposed by NCAA)
A reduction of two initial scholarships (for a total of 23) for the 2011-12 class (self-imposed by the university).
A reduction of two overall scholarships (for a total of 83) during the 2010-11 academic year (self-imposed by the university).
Recruiting telephone call restrictions as detailed in the public report (self-imposed by the university).
The NCAA Committee on Infractions accepted LSU's self-imposed sanctions levied by LSU in a case that centered on the actions of ex-assistant coach D.J. McCarthy when he "improperly arranged for transportation and housing for former defensive lineman Akiem Hicks," then later tried to cover up what he did.
"A situation that could have been much worse was made better by the dedicated work of the LSU athletics compliance staff and I am pleased that the NCAA recognized LSU's effort to cooperate and be proactive," said LSU Chancellor Mike Martin. "With the support of Joe Alleva, the compliance staff led by Bo Bahnsen and Miriam Segar made an exemplary showing of how a university should react when mistakes are made. And I thank the NCAA Committee on Infractions for its work in hearing our case."
Here was the preview before the announcement, thanks to our friends at WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge...
Now, all the HQ is waiting on is the investigation of Will Lyles to see what other hammer will fall in Death Valley...