Report: Tim Floyd may be in big, big trouble

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Yahoo! Sports is on fire.

The Web site reported Tuesday that USC coach Tim Floyd made direct payments to O.J. Mayo's "handler" in order to persuade him to become a Trojan.

This, clearly, is a major NCAA rectruiting violation.

According to the report, which cites former Mayo confidant Louis Johnson, Floyd gave at least $1,000 to Rodney Guillory, who has been accused of giving benefits to Mayo during his freshman season (and only season) at USC. Johnson told this to NCAA investigators and federal authorities. Mayo left USC after the 2008 season and was drafted in the first round by the Memphis Grizzlies, where he averaged 18.5 points per game his rookie year.

Yahoo! Sports' report comes nearly one year to the day after ESPN's Outside the Lines ran a lengthy report on Mayo's sketchy relationship with Guillory and BDA sports agency, which signed him when he turned pro. Louis Johnson was interviwed for that piece as well.

USC's men's basketball and football programs are already the subject of a three-year investigation regarding alleged improprieties. The football probe concerns former football star Reggie Bush to determine if he received improper benefits while in school.

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