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Richt received one week ban from calling recruits

Posted on: January 18, 2011 3:27 pm
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Georgia head coach Mark Richt was able to rack up a few rollover minutes on his cell phone bill last year thanks to an NCAA secondary violation. Richt committed one of 13 violations by the program in the last six months of 2010 and took a self-imposed one week ban from calling recruits, according to the Athens Banner-Herald

Richt had improper contact with class of 2012 wide receiver C.J. Curry, who committed to the Bulldogs in October. In a letter from Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity to the SEC league office, the violation was deemed inadvertent on behalf of the coach:

Coach Richt was on a call with another prospective student-athlete (PSA) when he missed a call from a senior PSA’s mother (Mr. Sterling Bailey from East Hall High School in Georgia). The mother’s cell phone had a 678 area code. While he was checking the voicemail left by Ms. Bailey, Coach Richt missed another call from the 678 area code. After he listened to Ms. Bailey’s message, Coach Richt hit the send button for what he thought was Ms. Bailey. When a male’s voice answered the phone, Coach Richt was surprised and asked if it was Sterling, thinking he was calling Ms. Bailey and the PSA answered; however the person answering the phone told him he had the wrong number. When Coach Richt asked who it was, the individual said it was C.J. Curry. 
Richt ended the call and self-reported the violation to Georgia’s compliance office.

Coaches who commit secondary violations can now be suspended thanks to new rules put in place by the NCAA and the American Football Coaches Association. Because all parties agreed that the violation was secondary in nature, Richt faced no further punishment as a result.
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Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2011 10:38 am

Richt received one week ban from calling recruits

Can't we just make the SEC a semi-pro league and just get it over with already - and NO THIS IS NOT MEANT TO BE A COMPLIMENT.  This conference has nothing in common with university athletics other than the stadiums in which they play.  The rest of the jackwagon homers that will now berate my commentary because it doesn't agree with their ignorant "value system" (i.e. the ends justify the ignored means) can go and suck it.  Seriously.  I'm tired of this joke.  Its the Bernie Madoff of "amateur" college athletics. Some of you can lie to yourselves but you know its true.

Since: Apr 16, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2011 8:38 am

Richt received one week ban from calling recruits

lol, it will be ok Coach Richt, don't cry.

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2011 2:18 am

Richt received one week ban from calling recruits

This is just too lame.  And funny in a way.  But lame..........sigh.

If the circumstances were just a tad could see a UGA fraternity dude using the same excuse for his 3am booty calls.......

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2011 5:46 pm

Richt received one week ban from calling recruits

Sounds like the penality I called on myself last week.  I determined I had 2 too many beers before a crucial putt so I held myself to 3 pitchers after the match was over (which I won).   And a slow day in sports getting slower ...

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