Every time I see shit like this, I think of A.J. Green and Todd Gurley losing significant chunks of a season and get mad all over again.
Tennessee has self-reported an NCAA violation that involved a football player advertising the sale of a replica version of his jersey on Facebook.
The incident was among seven Level III and Level IV violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months. The reports were obtained Monday through a public records request.
The Facebook-related violation involved a player permitting the use of his name and image to promote a commercial project. The player wasn’t identified.
After the player made the post, which has since been deleted, a Facebook friend of his paid the player $300 for four jerseys. The player said the jersey manufacturer was an acquaintance of someone from the player’s hometown.
The player said he intended to give the $300 to that acquaintance but could never reach the jersey manufacturer to confirm shipment.
The buyer was disappointed over the delay in receiving the jerseys and contacted school administrators on Dec. 4. Compliance officials then determined a violation had been committed.
The player paid the compliance office $300, which was refunded to the buyer. The player and the buyer were Facebook friends but didn’t know each other personally. The player also had no direct contact with the jersey manufacturer.
The player received education on the rules and was held out of athletic competition until the NCAA reinstated him on Dec. 19.
So, Nameless Urnge Player was suspended on December 4 and reinstated on December 19. How convenient for everyone concerned.