NCAA investigating allegation against Florida, Pouncey
- by Administrator 4 years ago
NCAA officials and Florida are investigating a potential rules violation that occured last December involving Maurkice Pouncey.
Florida is internally investigating what sources described as an allegation that a representative of an agent paid Pouncey $100,000 between the Gators' loss to Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game to Alabama and their season-ending Sugar Bowl victory over Cincinnati. Florida apprised the NCAA of the allegation after it became aware of it.
"We were made aware of some information in early June that we reported to law enforcement and we then shared with the NCAA and the SEC," athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement released Monday morning to ESPN.com. "At this time we have no information that has indicated that there are any compliance issues for the University of Florida."
If Pouncey has been found true of taking the money, Florida may have to vacate its victory in the Sugar Bowl.