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Author Topic: FOIA: Auburn's self-reported 33 NCAA secondary violations in 2014-15, 2015-16  (Read 126 times)

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FOIA: aldotcom was the only media organization to request Auburn NCAA secondary violations last 2 years. Here they are:

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Auburn football program committed three secondary violations on 2014-15 and four in 2015-16, most of any sport in the athletic department.

The nature of the violations by the football program in 2014-15 were regarding communication, with two of the three involving an assistant coach sending a text message, which is not permitted, rather than an email, which is allowed, in the course of recruiting. Both of these violations occurred the weekend before National Signing Day in 2015, meaning the punishment imposed - prohibiting the coach in question from phone contact with any recruit for 14 days and with the recruit in question or 30 days - may have been meaningless.

In 2015-16, the football program's violations were for a now former assistant coach making two calls to a recruit, who since enrolled elsewhere, during a week, a former football player having a "brief encounter" with a recruit during an unofficial visit and a graduate assistant in the recruiting office posting a message on Facebook encouraging fans to wish a recruit happy birthday. The penalties for all three involved admonishment and education as to policy.

The men's basketball program committed three violations in 2014-15 and two in 2015-16.

The violations in 2014-15 involved a tweet of a picture of a camp that showed recruit in the foreground, which was later deleted, the university's College of Engineering retweeting a recruiting article and a youth basketball team using an on-campus facility, for which a waiver was granted by the NCAA.

In 2015-16, the men's basketball violations were for an assistant coach returning a phone call, which lasted for 14 seconds, from an unknown number that belonged to a high school sophomore and Bryce Brown playing in more than one approved summer league, for which he was suspended for the season opener.
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