Baylor released a statement acknowledging assistant coach Kendal Briles met Thursday with the NCAA regarding possible rules violations.

The news of the meeting was reported by ESPN. The statement reads as follows:

"Since being notified more than a year ago by the NCAA about potential violations involving two assistant football coaches, we have worked cooperatively with the NCAA and Thursday's hearing was just the next step in the process to bring it to closure. We take all NCAA inquiries seriously and look forward to putting this behind us in the near future."

Briles, the son of fired coach Art Briles, and wide receivers coach Tate Wallis were suspended for last year's game against Lamar.

The school said the two assistants committed a violation related to evaluations of prospective student-athletes during this previous spring recruiting period.