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NCAA inquiry into Tosh Lupoi allegations ends with no punishment

The NCAA informed the University of Washington today that it has completed its investigation into allegations of potential violations committed by former assistant coach Tosh Lupoi, and has determined that further action is not necessary.

Lupoi was under investigation after the Los Angeles Times reported in December that a man named Mike Davis, a former assistant track coach at Lynnwood High, said he received $4,500 in cash payments from Lupoi to be used toward tutoring costs for former recruit Andrew Basham.

Lupoi denied wrongdoing on Twitter shortly after the report. New coach Chris Petersen did not retain Lupoi on his staff, and the school paid Lupoi $300,000 as part of a mutual separation agreement.

The letter received Monday by UW, written to president Michael Young by Tom Hosty, the NCAA's Director of Enforcement, states that the NCAA does not believe further action is warranted, but continues to say that "if additional information is developed, the staff reserves the right to look further into these matters."

Here is the letter: