The NCAA is still promising to shift its primary focus away from ticky-tack violations to bigger picture infractions. Still, secondary violations happen and Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo is the latest to suffer the consequences, if you will, from a minor slip-up.
According to a letter sent to SEC commissioner Mike Slive from UGA athletic director Greg McGarity, Bobo has been banned from off-campus recruiting for a month as a result of a secondary NCAA violation.
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The violation: escorting a recruit and his mother into the NCAA Tennis Championships on the UGA campus last spring without having them pay the $8 admission fee.
According to the letter, the violation occurred when an assistant coach –- not named in the letter but identified by UGA as Bobo – and a recruiting intern were touring campus with an unnamed prospect who was in town on an unoffiicial visit.
The letter adds that “A member of the ticket office staff reported this incident to the compliance office… The family has been notified and subsequently submitted restitution in the amount of $20.”
The more pertinent part of this story is that Bobo won’t be able to recruit for a month, not the dollar amount in question. Related: the over/under on number of jokes by UGA fans that Bobo shouldn’t be allowed to coach for a month instead is currently set at 50.