NCAA talks with 2 Clemson football players

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WCSC) - Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips says the NCAA was on the Tigers' campus this week to talk with two members of the football team.

Phillips issued a statement Friday but did say what the inquiry was about. Phillips did not identify the athletes, but says Clemson is cooperating fully and that the school does not have any reason for concern.

"The NCAA came to our campus earlier this week to speak to two of our student athletes in the sport of football. We cooperated fully and answered all of their questions.  We do not have reason for concern," said Clemson Athletic Director Dr. Terry Don Phillips.

The NCAA is investigating Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and South Carolina in connection with possible rules violations at a party in Miami.

A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Clemson inquiry is not linked to the investigations looking into improper contact with agents at the other schools. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the subject of the inquiry is confidential.

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