Tennessee Football Program Cited for NCAA Violations

By Contributor Brittany N. White: Florida Coastal School of Law JD and Sports Law Certificate Program Candidate 2014, former intern for Cashmere Agency (Entertainment Marketing).

The NCAA has ruled that a former University of Tennessee assistant football coach has violated NCAA rules for knowingly collaborating with a booster to provide impermissible travel and lodging to prospective student athletes. According to the Division I Committee on Infractions, the former assistant coach developed a relationship with the booster of the football program that ultimately led to the violation involving the prospect and his mother.

Although aware of his unethical conduct, the former coach failed to disclose his involvement to university staff and the NCAA enforcement staff.
The conduct by the former assistant coach is entrenched in the football violations found in the committee of infraction’s decision issued in August of 2011. For more detailed information, please see http://bit.ly/11PZsxO.