The Times West Virginian

Bob Herzel

October 23, 2013

Investigation: DeForest cleared of any wrongdoing while at WVU

MORGANTOWN — An internal investigation by West Virginia University has cleared football assistant Joe DeForest of any wrongdoing while employed at WVU.

A recent Sports Illustrated article had charged DeForest with being involved in cash payments to players while at Oklahoma State.

He is the release WVU put out:

West Virginia University has conducted an internal review as a result of the recent articles from a national media outlet, which includes allegations against one of our current assistant football coaches surrounding his time of employment at a previous institution.

WVU has not found any infractions of NCAA rules or other misconduct at our institution. WVU is unable to comment on the veracity of the media allegations levied against the assistant coach while employed at another institution, and defers to that institution, as well as appropriate NCAA infractions personnel, to complete a review and assessment of those allegations.

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