Published May 7, 2012 - 9:58am
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The Ledger-Enquirer is reporting that Georgia head coach Mark Richt was put on phone suspension by the NCAA for his premature comments regarding recruit Josh Harvey-Clemons’ situation back on National Signing Day.
Harvey-Clemons, JHC as they call him, committed to Georgia on ESPNU, except JHC did not sign until the next day because of an apparent hold-up regarding his grandfather not signing the letter of intent.
However, before Georgia received the LOI, Richt spoke about it on ESPNU, which is a no-no. You can’t talk about a recruit until you have that LOI.
Georgia reported the violation the very next day, and the verdict is that Richt cannot talk on the phone to any recruit for two weeks. Not only is this suspension no big deal, but it’s almost laughable. But the rules are the rules, I assume.
The great governing body that is the NCAA is at it again. You never know what they will rule on any given violation.