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Such is the tolerance of sleaze in Morgantown, WV that Bob Huggins’ presence on campus is considered a marked improvement over the toxic environment presided over by former football coach Rich Rodriguez. Having already led Michigan down a path toward possible sanctions after just 2 years in charge, Rodriguez’ prior tenure at West Virginia is now under investigation the school confirmed earlier today. From the Charleston Gazzette :

“The NCAA has met with individuals involved with the West Virginia football program to identify any potential rules violations,” WVU officials said in a statement. “The university has fully cooperated with the NCAA during this process.

“West Virginia University and its department of intercollegiate athletics is committed to operating its athletics department in conformance with the legislation and policies of the NCAA and the Big East Conference.”

The statement said WVU would have “no additional comments … at this time.”

The Associated Press said a reporter attempted to ask Rodriguez for comment on the report Tuesday at his weekly news conference, and was cut off by director of media relations Dave Ablauf before the question was finished.

“We’re going to pass on that,” Ablauf said.