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The U boot: Uncle Luke steps into minor NCAA no-no

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Thanks to NCAA sanctions stemming from the illicit activities of a former booster-turned-current felon, and the fact that they’re on probation until 2016, Miami is especially sensitive when it comes to anything, big or small, that could be considered a violation of Association bylaws.

Friday, one of the most visible UM boosters witnessed firsthand just how sensitive The U remains.

Yesterday afternoon, Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell, founder of the rap group “2 Live Crew,” tweeted that he had been kicked out of The U football building by athletic department officials after a recruit who was on an official visit asked to get a picture taken with Campbell.  Campbell further claimed that he had been “barred” from the campus.

The problem with what appears to be an otherwise innocuous act is that it would be a minor NCAA violation, as the school subsequently pointed out very clearly via Twitter in a series of tweets:

As Campbell is a UM booster, taking a picture with the California quarterback mentioned in his tweet — four-star 2014 Hurricanes commit Brad Kaaya — would’ve been, as asinine as it sounds, considered an NCAA violation.

A school official later clarified that Campbell had not been “banned from campus, just asked to leave so that we are abiding by NCAA rules.”  Campbell himself later tweeted that he and the school had kissed and made up.

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10 Responses to “The U boot: Uncle Luke steps into minor NCAA no-no”
  1. cometkazie says: Jan 18, 2014 12:29 PM

    Ignorance of the rules is no . . . .

  2. irishdodger says: Jan 18, 2014 12:41 PM

    He’s a bitter old racist washed up rapper.

  3. teambringitstrong says: Jan 18, 2014 1:56 PM

    irishdodger says: Jan 18, 2014 12:41 PM

    He’s a bitter old racist washed up rapper.
    Pot or kettle?

  4. halbert53 says: Jan 18, 2014 2:30 PM

    There are crazy NCAA recruiting rules. Years ago, the athletic department where I worked brought in a recruit (track) for an official visit. While the recruit was on campus, there was a major snow/ice storm that closed down roads and state highways between campus and the airport 75 miles to the north. Because of hazardous driving conditions the recruit had to stay in town beyond the 48-hour limit. Recruit ‘s family paid for the extra night (at a motel, stayed in dorm with team members two official nights). But despite the fact weather forced the official visit to be longer than 48 hours and the recruit was not on campus past the 48 hour limit, the NCAA required the university to sign a statement that the university would not offer a scholarship to the recruit. Furthermore, had the recruit enrolled even as a walkon the recruit would have been ineligible because the visit exceeded 48 hours.

  5. fearthehoody says: Jan 18, 2014 3:57 PM

    The recruit was just tryin to get his “Uncle Luke” on!

  6. charger383 says: Jan 18, 2014 6:00 PM

    NCAA has outlived it’s usefullness

  7. 1509lucky says: Jan 18, 2014 9:39 PM

    Why would a High School Kid want a picture with guy who was washed up before he was born?

  8. scbaby2013 says: Jan 18, 2014 10:55 PM

    Miami should chill NCAA didn’t have the balls to properly sanction them so I don’t expect anything to happen now. Non-story especially with regards to NCAA rules and regs that aren’t upheld

  9. rolltide510 says: Jan 19, 2014 12:17 AM

    Tell Uncle Luke I’m out in Miami too/Clubbing hard paying recruits there ain’t much to do.

  10. djshnooks says: Jan 19, 2014 1:23 PM

    Way to make all Irish people look bad, “Irishdodger,” you dirtbag.

    We do not claim this guy.

    Racist? Not quite. Washed up? As an 80’s/90’s rapper, still more relevant than you.

    Way to be a d*ck.

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