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Michigan player latest to commit NCAA no-no on Twitter?

Roy Roundtree, Gary Gray AP

Over the weekend, Ben posted on a Notre Dame football player who had likely committed a secondary violation by tweeting about an unsigned player visiting South Bend.

So, of course, a member of the Michigan football program has done something similar a couple of days later.

Roy Roundtree, who will be a redshirt senior wide receiver for the Wolverines in 2012, posted a congratulatory tweet Tuesday to Mike McCray, a 2013 recruit who attends the same Ohio high school from which Roundtree graduated.

“S/O to my lil brotha Mike McCray @MJM92013 for committing to Michigan today,” the tweet, which was subsequently deleted, read.

Of course, and as noted by ChatSports.com, that tweet is likely a violation of NCAA bylaws as well.

NCAA rules do not allow comments about possible recruits on an institution’s social media page or a page belonging to someone affiliated with the institution. In addition, these pages cannot feature photos of prospects and messages cannot be sent to recruits using these social media technologies other than through their e-mail function.

As was the case with Tyler Eifert‘s tweet to a potential Irish recruit, Roundtree’s shout-out would appear to constitute a secondary NCAA violation.  In a statement, Notre Dame said that the social media whoops “will serve as an excellent teaching moment for all of our teams and student-athletes.”

Michigan has yet to comment on Roundtree’s tweet — UM associate director of media relations Justin Dickens told CFT that the athletic department is “aware [of the tweet] and our compliance office has been notified” — although, based on the fact that they have already received seven verbal commitments from Rivals100 2013 recruits, we’re guessing the Wolverines will find some way to get beyond this less-than-minor recruiting hiccup.

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7 Responses to “Michigan player latest to commit NCAA no-no on Twitter?”
  1. vegasrobert says: Mar 6, 2012 8:14 PM

    this is how stupid the ncaa rules are.. they are totally blind and black & white… THAT kind of ignorance always fails when applied in the real world.

    these guys went to HS together! and he can’t tweet that shat right there to support his teammate/buddy on the path he himself was on … so lame!

  2. stevekt says: Mar 6, 2012 8:23 PM

    This is a regurgitation from here an Ohio Blogger

    http://www.chatsports.com/ohio-state-buckeyes/a/Michigan-WR-commits-NCAA-recruiting-violation-10-5-339

    But I will ask the same thing here is OSU reporting

    A Miami kid that plays for OSU w/ no previous affiliation tweeting Cameron Burrows and Eli Woodard?

    Travis howard‏@Travishoward_7Reply
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    @CB2ERA no problem bruh keep grinding

    In reply to Cam Burrows

    Travis howard‏@Travishoward_7Reply
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    Much love to the homies @EliWoodard_9 and @CB2ERA buckeye nation show them so love #futureCBs

  3. stevekt says: Mar 6, 2012 8:27 PM

    Or that OSU violated the NCAA anti-hazing policy:

    Reagrdless what the jersey color meant (which we all truly know it meant female or soft or worse) it was used to humilitate and demean players. The NCAA anti-hazing policy page 2 states:

    Definition of Hazing:
    Any act committed against someone joining or becoming a member or maintaining membership
    in any organization that is humiliating, intimidating or demeaning, or endangers the health and
    safety of the person.
    Hazing includes active or passive participation in such acts and occurs regardless of the willingness
    to participate in the activities! Hazing creates an environment/climate in which dignity and
    respect are absent.

  4. BrownsTown (the 1st one, not the new guy using my name) says: Mar 6, 2012 10:42 PM

    Yo, Steve……FYI:

  5. watchfullhose says: Mar 7, 2012 8:39 AM

    LOIC

    You stay classy, stevekt!

  6. John Taylor says: Mar 7, 2012 8:53 AM

    @watchfullhose: I took care of steve’s “classiness”.

  7. dkhhuey says: Mar 7, 2012 1:32 PM

    @steve – what’s the matter stevie – did an OSU player steal your lollipop or take your milk money? Is that why you’re so angry?

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