ULL investigating player from TP article

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  1. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

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    Will Bass be next?

    School looking into whether coach gave extra benefits

    Associated Press

    LAFAYETTE, La. -- The University of Louisiana-Lafayette has begun investigating whether its men's basketball program violated NCAA rules.

    Athletic director Nelson Schexnayder said Thursday the school is checking to see whether basketball coach Jessie Evans provided extra benefits to senior guard Anthony Johnson.

    The school also wants to find out whether a woman whose car Johnson has been seen driving could be considered a representative of the school's athletic interests, Schexnayder said.

    The Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported Thursday that one of Johnson's former coaches who advised him during the recruitment said Johnson, of Chicago, lived with Evans for several months when he first arrived in Louisiana in 1998.

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