Clemson Self-reports 13 Secondary Violations


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On Friday Clemson SID, Tim Bourret, released a list of secondary violations for all sports during the period of June 1999 through January 2000. In all 13 violations were reported to either the NCAA or the Atlantic Coast Conference. All but four of the cases have been resolved. Clemson's policy is to release the list every six months but to redact the names of the coaches, players, and sports involved.


June 1999 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 13.1.9 regarding limitations on the number of evaluations – all sports. Evaluated two prospects on five occasions instead of four. Reported by coach.

Results – Reported to the NCAA. Prospect declared ineligible / later restored. Case Resolved

Penalty – Coach reduced by one day evaluation activities. Established system that would prevent further occurrence. Prospect restricted to three evaluations.


September 1999 – Uncertified foreign travel. Coach organized and administered a foreign travel. Detected within institution.

Results – Reported to NCAA. Student-athletes declared ineligible / later restored. Case Resolved

Penalty – Coach received a letter of reprimand. Required to attend eight hours of rules education sessions. Salary frozen for one year.


September 1999 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 3.2.4.6.1 regarding administrative requirements. Coach allowed student athlete to try out prior to signing NCAA drug testing consent form. Detected within the institution.

Results – Reported to the ACC. Case Resolved

Penalty – Procedures reviewed with coach (who was new). No further action.


October 1999 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 30.3 regarding certification of compliance. Did not complete the administration of the form prior to the deadline. Reported by Compliance services.

Results -- Reported to ACC. Case Resolved

Penalty – Compliance services developed new procedures for form administration.


October 1999 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 16.12.1.6 regarding occasional meals. Team members received a meal taken inconsistent with legislation. Reported by coach.

Results – Reported to NCAA. Team members declared ineligible / later restored. Case Resolved

Penalty – Each team member required to repay the amount which was donated to a non-profit organization.


November 1999 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 13.1.3.1 regarding time period for telephone calls – general rule. Coach telephoned a junior student-athlete thinking they were in their senior year. Reported by coach.

Results – Reported to NCAA. Prospect declared ineligible / later restored. Case Resolved

Penalty – Coach withheld from recruiting activities for two days.


November 1999 – Violation of NCAA bylaw 14.10.2 regarding certification of eligbility. Coach directed two walk-on student-athletes to participate before names were included on NCAA squad list. Detected within institution.

Results – Reported to ACC. Case Resolved

Penatly – Coach issued a letter of reprimand. Senior associate athletic director and Compliance director met with with coach and reviewed certification procedure.


November 1999 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 12.1.1.1.5 regarding payment based on performance. A prospective student-athlete accepted prize money basked on place finish. Reported by coach during recruitment process.

Results – Reported to NCAA. Prospect declared ineligible / later restored. Case Resolved

Penalty – Student-athlete repaid prize money to local charity. Student-athlete withheld from 10% of 1999-2000 championship season.


January 2000 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 16.12.1.6 regarding occasional meals.

Results - Reported to NCAA. Case Resolved

Penalty – Compliance director and ACC Assistant commissioner thought legislation provided flexibility to allow such practice. Compliance director will propose NCAA legislation; submit to ACC office.


January 2000 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 13.8.2.1 regarding general restriction on unofficial visits. Reported by coach.

Results – Reported to NCAA. Case Pending

Penalty – Reduced evaluation opportunities during 1999-2000 academic year and summer 2000. Prospects visit counted as official instead of unofficial. Reorganized staff to ensure that appropriate documentation is maintained for all recruiting activities.


January 2000 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 11.7.5.1 regarding contact and evulation of prospects off-campus. Three coaches “on the road” at one time. Reported by the coaches.

Results – Reported to ACC. Case Pending

Penalty - Reorganized staff and assigned responsibilities fro administering the staff’s on and off campus recruiting and telephoning activities to the administrator. Reduction in evaluation activities for 1999-2000.


January 2000 – Violation of NCAA Bylaw 13.1.3.1 regarding time period for telephone calls. Misapplication of the telephone legislation making more than one call per week. Reported by the coaches.

Results – Reported to ACC. Case Pending

Penalty – Reorganized staff. Assigned responsibilities for monitoring staff’s telephoning activities prior to the review by compliance services.


January 2000 - Violation of NCAA Bylaw 13.11.4 regarding prospect’s visit.

Results – Reported to NCAA. Case Pending

Penalty – No longer involve university student groups in the recruiting process.

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