USC investigating tailback Joe McKnight’s use of vehicle

Joe McKnight, star tailback of USC’s football team, has been driving a sport utility vehicle owned by a Santa Monica businessman, an arrangement the school is investigating and which may be in violation of NCAA rules.
The NCAA prohibits student-athletes from accepting benefits from marketing representatives or agents or “extra benefits” based on their athletic ability.
For several weeks, McKnight has been seen driving a well-kept 2006 Land Rover that, according to California Department of Motor Vehicles records, is registered to Scott Schenter.

latimes.com
12/19/9