This one’s right in the NCAA’s wheelhouse.
Georgia reported an NCAA violation involving its men’s basketball program in February.
At issue: Extra benefits worth about $30 total.
A player’s father received vouchers for complimentary meals—three valued at $9.99 each—from what Georgia described as “an unidentified booster,” when the booster handed the vouchers to the father during a game. The father then gave his wife and son the meal passes.
The date of the violation, details of which were obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald Thursday in an open records, was listed as Feb. 5.
The player involved and game the violation took place wasn’t specified. Georgia had home games Jan. 30 against Florida and Jan. 23 against Arkansas.
The father stopped in the press area and received a meal before being asked to leave by a school staff member. The mother and son went to the hospitality room.
Fortunately, it’s only a Level III violation, so McGarity didn’t feel the need to immolate the athletic department over it. Then again, Fox is already gone, so maybe he felt like Georgia had already made the necessary sacrifice.