MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU did not find any infractions of NCAA rules or any other misconduct by current assistant football coach Joe DeForest according to a statement released by the university Wednesday.
DeForest was named prominently in a Sports Illustrated investigative piece on alleged misconduct at Oklahoma State when he was an assistant coach there. In that report, several former OSU players said they received money or saw other players paid by DeForest during his time there between 2001-2011.
The WVU athletic department released the following statement Wednesday:
“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.”
WVU also said Wednesday there would be no further comment. DeForest has not been available to the media since the Sports Illustrated series came out.