Rutgers has hired a Kansas-based law firm to conduct a thorough review of the school's troubled football program and help identify potential NCAA rules violations.

Rutgers football coach Kyle Flood (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The university confirmed the move on Tuesday.

Peter McDonough, Rutgers' senior vice president for external affairs, said the review is part of "an ongoing and rigorous process" to help identify any shortcomings in the program and "self-report them" as required by NCAA rules.

The school did not immediately disclose the name of the firm or say how much the review would cost. It also was not known how long it will take to complete the review.

But Richard Evrard, an attorney with the Overland Park, Kansas-based firm of Bond, Schoeneck & King, told that his firm was retained by Rutgers in August.

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