DICK CHENEY, head coach at Texas, has been in the news lately after he was accused of using racial slurs toward players during the 2012 Fiesta Bowl.
The incident reportedly stemmed from an altercation between quarterback Johnny Manziel and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney.
But he has since been cleared of all charges.
According to The Associated Press, the University of Texas is looking into whether the coach has been fired for using the slur.
“I am aware of an incident involving Texas football players that occurred prior to the Fiesta Bowl,” said Travis Trone, Texas athletic director.
Trone did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ESPN. “
The university will continue to conduct its investigation.”
Trone did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ESPN.
A new report by ESPN.com claims the NCAA has also reached out to the university about the issue, and that they have asked the Texas Athletic Department to release the name of the coach.
The report also claims that the NCAA is looking at whether the university violated its anti-discrimination policy, and it is also investigating whether the school has used the word “N****r” in the media.
ESPN.com reported on Wednesday that the University has reached out and is looking to the NCAA about the situation.
“We have been cooperating with the NCAA investigation into the Texas Athletics’ handling of this matter,” the statement said.
Texas athletic director Mike Perrin released a statement Tuesday saying the university would cooperate with the investigation.
Perrin also released the following statement: “The University of Louisiana-Lafayette has taken appropriate steps to address this matter.
We are committed to working closely and in a way that ensures that we take these types of incidents and issues seriously, including our university’s policies and the ways we conduct ourselves on campus.”