Here's Eagles coach Chip Kelly's statement with regard to the sanctions handed down by the NCAA Wednesday against him and his former team, the University of Oregon.

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"Now that the NCAA has concluded their investigation and penalized the University of Oregon and its football program, I was to apologize to the University of Oregon, all of its current and former players, and fans. I accept my share of responsibility for the actions that led to the penalties. As I have stated before, the NCAA investigation and subsequent ruling and no impact on my decided to leave Oregon for Philadelphia. I have also maintained throughout that I had every intention to cooperate with the NCAA's investigation, which I did.

"I do expect the University of Oregon and its football program to continue to thrive at a high level. They are a talented and resilient group of coaches and players and I'm sure they will attempt to put today's news behind them very quickly and move forward as they prepare for the 2013 season."

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