Manhattan Kansas State has discovered possible rules violations in its football program and is cooperating with the NCAA in an investigation, the university announced Tuesday.
Tim Weiser, director of athletics at the Big 12 school, said the institution had reported the violations to the NCAA and retained outside counsel to assist in its internal probe.
"We discovered possible rules violations within our athletics program and promptly began an internal investigation," Weiser said. "Concurrently, we notified the NCAA. We have been diligently working with the NCAA on this matter and will continue to cooperate fully.
"Furthermore, 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. "This investigation centers around one former university employee, three former football players and two current members of the team."
Weiser said the firm of Bond, Schoeneck and King would help the school look into the matter.
"We have never, nor will we ever, tolerate intentional violations of NCAA rules," Weiser said. "Should it be determined that violations have occurred, we will take whatever steps necessary to ensure that we maintain the highest standard for compliance."