Spurrier: School not in serious trouble

COLUMBIA — Steve Spurrier says he follows the rules and doesn’t believe South Carolina will face serious punishment as a result of the NCAA’s allegations regarding his program.


The NCAA outlined three potentially major violations in its letter of allegations sent to South Carolina on Monday. The NCAA says South Carolina athletes received $55,000 in impermissible benefits for staying at a hotel for a reduced rate and for dealings with a Delaware-based mentoring group.

The NCAA also says the university failed to monitor either situation.

Spurrier said Tuesday there’s no embarrassment to getting a letter or facing the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions as he’s been called to do next February.

The coach was not mentioned in the allegations and says the potential violations don’t taint his reputation for playing by the rules.