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NCAA Announces Former Stanford Player Received Roughly $3K From Boosters

Stanford announced today that the NCAA has found violations with the Cardinal's softball and football programs.

Stanford released a statement today regarding the violations. So did the NCAA.

The violation regarding the football team is about one former Stanford player, wide receiver Devon Cajuste.

The NCAA says Cajuste received nearly $3,500 in impermissible benefits from two boosters.

Here's the NCAA's statement:

Two boosters impermissibly provided nearly $3,500 in extra benefits to a football student-athlete, including an impermissible loan, free use of an automobile, meals and other extra benefits. The football student-athlete lived with the boosters through a program created by the school in which student-athletes paid rent for short-term housing. The program was discontinued by the university because of the risk associated with it.

Cajuste, who totaled 90 catches during his time with the Cardinal's football program, released his own statement through Stanford:

Earlier today, the NCAA released a report announcing that Stanford self-reported a violation involving a Stanford football student-athlete in 2014. I am the student-athlete involved in the violation. I unknowingly accepted impermissible benefits from my summer landlord. I look forward to moving on from this incident and to supporting my alma mater for many years to come. I will have no further comment on this matter.

Stanford's football program does not appear to be receiving any penalties for this, other than the public reprimand.