Oregon had the lowest APR in the Pac-12, according to a March 18 report from the Associated Press. Expelling the players earlier could have resulted in the Ducks incurring sanctions, including scholarship losses.
The university responded to the KATU report in an email to alumni, which was obtained by The Oregonian. Here is part of the email:
There are multiple errors in this story including inaccurate information about law enforcement activities, dates that should not be correlated to one another, and misrepresentation of the expertise of a retired UO faculty member.
The university took appropriate action when allegations were reported, and we are confident that our steps were necessary to ensure campus safety and integrity of criminal processes.
- Chris Johnson