Report: Oklahoma State under investigation after report alleging improprieties
Jul 15, 2014 at 7:47a ET
Oklahoma State's football program is under investigation by the NCAA, a university spokesperson has told ESPN.
According to the report, the investigation was sparked by a five-part Sports Illustrated series last September alleging improprieties within the program. The university responded to the report with its own investigation, which is almost complete.
"The inquiry continues and it is hoped that it will conclude within the next few months," a university spokesman told ESPN. "The university anticipates releasing a report after the NCAA concludes its process. Since it is an ongoing inquiry conducted in cooperation with the NCAA, the university is unable to comment further at this time."
The report alleged several violations, none of which implicated current players or coaches in the program.
John Talley has filed suit over the series, saying it made "specific and malicious allegations" against Talley, according to multiple reports. Talley reportedly works with the Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The series alleged that he allowed a player to live at his ranch rent-free and that he paid players a fee for speaking arrangements and for work on his ranch that was never completed, allegations that Talley also states are untrue, according to the Stillwater News Press.