NCAA Investigation Centering on NFL prospects? 19 Jul Numerous sources including SI.com, ESPN, the Associated Press and the Raleigh News & Observer have been reporting on an NCAA investigation which could ensnare several major football programs. TFYDraftInsider.net found out this afternoon the investigation could also entangle a few top NFL prospects. The schools in question are being investigated for a variety of reasons, including the involvement of student athletes with player agents, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. Numerous sources have told us throughout the day the investigation is far reaching and includes both underclassman and senior prospects from a variety of schools. These same sources expect the NCAA to hand down punishment to many of these players, which could be as severe as a total suspension for the upcoming season. The names of six players were identified to us this afternoon as players who could be part of the probe. Defensive tackle Marvin Austin of North Carolina and tight end Weslye Saunders of South Carolina were identified earlier today in an article by Aaron Wilson of National Football Post. Part of the investigation centers around players inappropriately receiving gifts from agents and/or advisors. Sources have told us this is part of a crackdown following the Reggie Bush incident, which saw the USC Trojans receive harsh penalties from the NCAA.