Sep 22, 2022
The NCAA placed LSU's football program on one year of probation and issued a three-year show cause against a former assistant coach, who it says admitted to meeting with a prospect and giving him team gear during a COVID-19 recruiting dead period.
The Tigers said they fired offensive line coach James Cregg for cause in June 2021 after he admitted violating NCAA rules. On August 25, a Louisiana judge awarded him nearly $500,000, after ruling that LSU had terminated his contract without cause. At the time, the university said it planned to appeal the judge's ruling.
In addition to the probation, LSU had already self-imposed a $5,000 fine, a one-week prohibition in recruiting communication and unofficial visits, and reductions in official visits and evaluation days.