Georgia has self-reported itself for a impermissible phone call to a prospective student-athlete, the Macon Telegraph reported on Friday.
“An assistant football coach informed a non-coaching staff member that he had spoken to a high school coach regarding the academic standing of a (prospective student-athlete) and the high school coach would be calling for additional details. The staff member missed several calls from the high school coach and returned the high school coach’s call to discuss the (prospective student-athlete) initial eligibility standing.”
While the SEC accepted Georgia’s punishment – education of the rules to coaching staff along with a letter of reprimand to the staff member –, the conference also stated that said staff member cannot contact that certain student-athlete for 30 days, along with anyone that is associated with the student-athlete.
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