Georgia reports recruiting violations at end of 2021 in latest quarterly summary
Georgia reported 3 NCAA violations involving the football program for impermissible recruiting inducements between October and the end of December in its latest quarterly summary, according to a report from the Athens Banner-Herald.
The violations involved a player’s parent, a recruit staying at an off-campus apartment of a current player, and a recruit and his mother staying at the house of a non-athletic staff member. Two of them came during the South Carolina and Arkansas home game weekends.
One violation resulted in football staff members being prohibited from going with recruits or their guests to the UGA bookstore.
That stemmed from an Oct. 17 violation when a non-coaching staff member gave a $50 loan to a recruit’s parent to complete a purchase. The parent said he would repay the loan but the staff member failed to collect the repayment when the family hurried to leave campus for a flight.
Georgia stopped recruiting the player and the staff member was barred from recruiting activities for 90 days.
Another violation dated Sept. 17 — the weekend of the South Carolina home game — involved a recruit staying two nights in the off-campus apartment of a current player. The current player received rules education.
Georgia also reported a violation from Oct. 2 — when it had a home game against Arkansas — that involved a recruit and his mother staying at the house of a non-coaching athletic staff member who is a longtime friend of the mother.
The football staff was kept from on-campus contact with the recruit for 90 days and limited to one off-campus contact with the recruit during his senior season. In both situations, the football staff didn’t arrange for and was unaware of the lodging in both of those violations. The recruit in each had to repay the value of their stays to a charity.