We haven't mentioned this story yet. Looks like the NCAA found that Trojan wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett violated an "extra benefit" rule because of the sweet rent deal he was enjoying thanks to Matty Lienart's dad. What, a story about Trojies cheating off the field? Shocking I know. From the LA Times (emphasis mine throughout):
An NCAA committee made its determination after USC's compliance office sought assistance in determining whether a violation had occurred because Jarrettt paid less than half of what Leinart's father said was a $3,866-a-month lease.
"The information submitted by the University of Southern California regarding the living arrangements of two football student-athletes represents a violation of NCAA extra benefit rules," the NCAA said in a statement.
Leinart's parents said they leased the apartment for their son in a secured building of the Medici complex in downtown Los Angeles because fans started showing up at the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner's previous residence near campus.
Matt paid $650 a month, Jarrettt paid $650 and Bob paid the difference, Bob said.
Photo via the Medici
Oh to take a full virtual photo tour go here. Pretty nice. Ain't it?
So how does NCAA deals with this kind serious infractions on extra-benefit?:
Here is the information from NCAA concerning extra-benefit violations, offenses identified in Bylaws 16 (taking advantage of a scholarship) and 12 (accepting impermissible benefits from an outside source):
Pac-10 925-932-4411 - Compliance person Mike Matthews
Maybe those guys can clear all this up and make sure no one gets away without paying thousands of dollars in free rent just because he is a football player at USC.
By the way just how crucial is Dwayne Jarrettt? Well he just happens to be most experienced receiver in Trojan offense and the only superstar left after the departures of their entire backfield and starting TE. So you can see why Peter Carroll and his Trojan ass kissers are insisting Jarrettt shouldn't be missing a single game and his reinstatement should not be a problem. Anything for college football over at South Central. Typical.