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Kansas State is probing for violations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State discovered possible rules violations in its football program and is cooperating with the NCAA in an investigation.

Athletic director Tim Weiser said Tuesday the Big 12 school reported the violations to the governing body. He said the probe is focused on a former university employee, three former football players and two current members of the team. One of the current athletes is playing and the other is practicing, Weiser said.

"To this point there is no evidence that any member of the coaching staff, support staff or representatives of our athletics interests are involved," Weiser said.

Weiser said the athletic department started investigating the allegations of extra benefits and academic misconduct when they surfaced in March. Coach Ron Prince and his staff were later told about the investigation and some were interviewed in late July or early August.