Clemson Releases List of Secondary Violations


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CLEMSON, SC -- As is its policy to do twice a year, Clemson announced its NCAA secondary rules violations on Friday. The names of the sports, coaches and students involved have been redacted by the university. Violations can be classified as either secondary or major. Secondary violations are those that provide only a limited recruiting or competitive advantage.


Violations for period July 1, 2008 through Feb. 28, 2009.


Date of Violation: 7/7/08 Level of Violation: II Bylaw(s): 16.02.3 Summary of Facts: Prospective student-athlete received impermissible housing by lodging with a current student-athlete prior to officially being admitted. There was no prior relationship between the current student-athlete and the prospect. Violation discovered when sport supervisor recognized the prospect prior to a team meeting. Sport supervisor reported prospects presence to compliance services that later discovered the housing benefit.


Corrective Actions Taken: Coaching received letter of admonishment and staff received a review of legislation. Student-athlete declared ineligible. Due to the amount of the benefit a payment plan was created and student-athletes eligibility was reinstated after the first installment of the amount due was paid.


Date of Violation: 8/5/08 Level of Violation: II Bylaw(s): 16.02.3 Summary of Facts: In reviewing a police report of stolen items from an athletic facility compliance services discovered that two student-athletes received an impermissible benefit by storing items from their dorm over the summer break.


Corrective Actions Taken: Staff received a review of legislation. Student-athletes declared ineligible. Eligibility reinstated after student-athletes donated cost of the benefit to a local charity (SA #1 $19.50, SA #2 $ 60).


Date of Violation: 8/18/08 Level of Violation: II Bylaw(s): 16.02.3 Summary of Facts: Assistant coach provided hotel expenses to an international student-athlete prior to the start of the fall term. The student-athlete arrived to campus after the housing office closed due to a flight delay. The coach was under the impression that it was permissible to provide housing since the student arrived after hours. Violation was reported to compliance services by another assistant coach (former head coach).


Corrective Actions Taken: Coach received a review of the legislation. Student-athlete declared ineligible. Eligibility reinstated after student-athlete donated cost of benefit to local charity ($71.04).


Date of Violation: 10/17/08 Level of Violation: II Bylaw(s): 16.02.3 Summary of Facts: Student-athlete attended the first time letter winners banquet with a teammate who was being honored and received an impermissible meal. Coach noticed the student-athlete in attendance after the meal was served and reported it to compliance services.


Corrective Actions Taken : Coach received letter of admonishment and a review of the legislation. Student-athlete declared ineligible until cost of benefit is donated to local charity ($12.38).


Date of Violation: 10/24/08 Level of Violation: II Bylaw(s): 16.02.3 Summary of Facts: Prospective student-athlete used athletic department equipment while in town visiting their sister, who is a current student-athlete. Violation discovered when compliance received a call from the compliance office at another institution inquiring about the prospects visit.


Corrective Actions Taken : Coach received letter of admonishment and a review of legislation. Prospect declared ineligible until cost of benefit is donated to a local charity.


Date of Violation: 11/13/08 Level of Violation: I Bylaw(s): 13.02.4.2 Summary of Facts: Athletics administrator received an anonymous photograph and note in the mail, which pictured an assistant coach, having an impermissible face-to-face contact with prospective student-athlete contact during an evaluation period.


Corrective Actions Taken : Received a letter of reprimand; a review of the legislation, will be withheld from off-campus recruiting for a period of 15 days in the fall and in the spring. Required to attend the NCAA Regional Rules Seminar at their expense.

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