Texas Governor-Elect and SMU Board Chairman Bill Clements said he is "tired of all the monkey business" in SMU's football program and if problems in the athletic department persist, the school will not hesitate to abolish football.
After a meeting of the board of governors, Clements announced that the university will launch its own investigation into the latest allegations of NCAA violations.
Clements said he is "dead serious" about the possibility of abolishing the football team.
The SMU football program is in the second year of a three-year probation imposed by the NCAA for recruiting violations. SMU football could be suspended for up to two years if the latest allegations are verified.
Former linebacker David Stanley said that he received $25,000 to sign with SMU and that he and his mother received $750 a month while he was playing for the Mustangs, even after SMU was placed on probation last year.