Report: LSU investigating whether Fournette’s family broke NCAA rules

The selling of 'BUGA Nation' merchandise reportedly is in question.

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LSU is investigating whether the family of star running back Leonard Fournette has committed NCAA violations, according to a report from USA Today Sports.

The allegations reportedly stem from the catchphrase "BUGA NATION" — a term created by Fournette’s family during his high school playing days. Fournette’s mother reportedly manufactured a website during Fournette’s freshman year at LSU, with the idea of selling "BUGA Nation" merchandise.

The creation of the website, and the production of the merchandise, is reported to have cost about $10,000. The site reportedly no longer exists.

According to the report, LSU has hired attorney Bob Barton to handle matters pertaining to this situation. He’s reportedly already begun interviewing people associated with the website. Barton is an attorney specializing in all matters dealing with NCAA rules. 

(h/t USA TODAY Sports)

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