Oregon RB James cleared after anonymous allegation

Published Nov. 24, 2010 12:00 a.m. ET

The University of Oregon says allegations of impropriety surrounding LaMichael James and a vehicle he had been driving are unfounded.

The university issued a statement Wednesday saying it was determined that James' use of the vehicle ''did not constitute a violation of NCAA legislation.''

Questions arose after an anonymous tip that James was diving a sports utility vehicle that he borrowed from a friend. The school said the friend is not an Oregon booster or an agent.

The allegations surfaced in a story by the Willamette Week, a weekly newspaper distributed in Portland, Ore. The report said questions arose after James was seen driving a 2003 Range Rover.

James remains eligible to play for the No. 1 Ducks, who host No. 20 Arizona on Friday.