BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The NCAA has placed LSU’s football program on one year of probation after determining that former offensive line coach James Cregg and another ex-football staff member violated recruiting restrictions during the 2020 football season.

The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions found that Cregg and a former assistant recruiting director violated restrictions against in-person contact with prospective recruits during the COVID-19 pandemic and also provided improper inducements to a recruit.

The committee also issued a three-year “show cause” penalty against Cregg.

That order means Cregg's own recruiting activities would be restricted for that period if he were hired by another NCAA member program.

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