The NCAA investigated the relationship b/t Joe and the UW guy when they were looking at the Land Rover thing.
The NCAA did nothing of the sort. The University performed their own investigation and reported their findings to the NCAA, where, based on what was submitted by the University, they found no issues. The NCAA did not perform their own investigation.
Remember Cam Newton? When he was ruled eligible for the SEC Championship, it was based solely on Auburn's presentation to the NCAA Review committee. It was not until much later that the NCAA began to question what was presented in the University's review that the NCAA Investigators became involved. In this case, there is sufficient evidence now that the NCAA will more than likely become involved.
With respect to the repeat offender rule, it is in play. The University presented information to the committee after they were sanctioned for Reggie Bush. This falls exactly in the LOIC realm because of the apparent lack of ability to control those in and around the Athletic Program.
It's going to be interesting - Remember, Emmert already is pissed at the way USC told the NCAA to kiss their ass. I know it is a new regime, but Emmert does not forget easily. I also remember his comments with respect to catching the real cheaters and leaving the nickel and dime stuff to self reporting sanctions.
This could end up very badly for the Trojans.....