UGA responsible for NCAA violation at Dawg Night
- by Administrator 4 years ago
Now, it's Georgia’s turn to deal with the NCAA.
At Friday night's "Dawg Night," an NCAA violation likely occured near the end of UGA's camp when a reporter snapped a (later-posted) photo of a recent UGA commit and offensive line coach Stacy Searles.
Chip Towers of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes, “After the camp, coaches, players and parents mixed and mingled on Woodruff Practice Fields as media members who covered the event — there were several more besides me — wandered about and snapped pictures. As I was leaving, I spotted DeBell and Georgia offensive line coach Stacy Searels posing for pictures. I can’t be sure, but I think DeBell’s mother was the initial photographer. Seeing Searels and DeBell together arm-in-arm, I stopped and pulled out the trusty Canon PowerShot I had in my pocket and snapped a pic of the two individuals.”
Here are the 2 issues at hand:
- Bylaw 13.10.1 states, “a member institution shall not permit a media entity to be present during any recruiting contact made by an institution’s coaching staff member.”
- Bylaw13.10.5 states, “a member institution shall not publicize (or arrange for publicity of) a prospective student-athlete’s visit to the institution’s campus. Further, a prospective student-athlete may not participate in team activities that would make the public or media aware of the prospective student-athlete’s visit to the institution.”