The Clemson athletic department self-reported four secondary NCAA violations that occurred from February through August of this year. None of the sports or athletes involved were named in the report released by the school but The State newspaper broke down what each violation entailed.
Secondary violations are deemed minor by the NCAA and seldom if ever result in additional punishment.
Click below to see a copy of Clemson’s official report.
Institution: Clemson University
For Reporting Period (check one): 1 August 1, 2005 – January 31, 2006 (DUE: February 15, 2006) 0 August 1, 2005 – July 31, 2006 (DUE: August 15, 2006)
Date of Violation Sport Level of Violation Bylaw(s) Summary of Facts
(How violation was discovered and why the violation occurred) Corrective Actions Taken
3/09 I 31.02.3
31.1.10 Student-athlete engaged in acts of misconduct while participating in an NCAA Championship event. Public reprimand of student-athlete and 1 game suspension from 2010 NCAA Championship event.
Student-athlete no longer enrolled. No further action.
4/11/09 II 188.8.131.52.8 Staff member misinterpreted bylaw and NCAA staff interpretation to allow student-athlete to exceed the number of countable daily athletically related activities by 1 hour and 30 minutes. Violation was discovered after reading a recent article on another institution’s multi-sport student-athlete inquired on how student-athlete was able to play in the annual intra-squad game and a competition without going over the daily limitations. Staff member received a letter of admonishment.
Student-athlete withheld from 3 hours to make-up for the 1.5 extra hour of participation.
6/28/09 II 16.02.3 Student athlete received promotional items from two athletic staff members. Compliance services discovered that student athlete had received extra benefit. Review of legislation with involved athletic department staff members and student athlete.
No further penalties.
8/5/09 II 184.108.40.206 ACC contacted compliance services regarding photos of student-athletes dressed in impermissible gear. School received letter of reprimand. No penalty
REMINDER: Institutions are responsible for determining if violations are level I or level II and if violations are reoccurring. Institutions are required to maintain all documents relating to a violation (e.g., letters of admonishment and/or reprimand, documentation of repayment, etc.) on file and be able to provide such information upon request.