Report: NCAA Probing Nebraska Football Violations | Athletic Business

Report: NCAA Probing Nebraska Football Violations

According to a report from The Action Network, the University of Nebraska football program and head coach Scott Frost are under investigation by the NCAA in light of “significant video footage” that confirms the school committed violations during practices and games.

Frost has obtained legal counsel, according to the report, and has been interviewed by the NCAA.

The violations are in relation to practices and workouts that took place last year when the NCAA had prohibited practices due to the COVID-19.

The report also notes that Nebraska allegedly used analysts, who are not allowed to be involved in coaching, improperly during practice and games, specifically  analyst Jonathan Rutledge and chief of staff Gerrod Lambrecht.

Rutledge was put in charge of the special teams by Frost even though Rutledge was not one of Nebraska’s 10 full-time on-field assistants. NCAA rules allow analysts to speak to assistants and the head coach, but analysts may not have direct contact with the players. This includes practices, film room hours and during games.

 “There were some egregious actions taken by the football program,” a source told The Action Network.

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