MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia says it has found no misconduct or violations of NCAA rules involving an assistant football coach.

Last month Sports Illustrated identified Joe DeForest in articles that detailed allegations of transgressions about Oklahoma State's football program. The magazine reported that DeForest, in his role as an assistant coach, paid cash bonuses to Oklahoma State players of up to $500 for performance. DeForest spent a decade with the Cowboys before being hired at West Virginia in 2012.

While not identifying DeForest by name Wednesday, West Virginia said its investigation found no violations or misconduct at WVU.

The five-part series included interviews with more than 60 former players who played for Oklahoma State from 2001-10.