Georgia Tech censured by NCAA for failure to monitor
The NCAA has censured Georgia Tech for a failure to monitor after several coaches committed violations involving impermissible phone calls and texts, according to a report from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Coaches of multiple sports failed to properly log phone calls, and a former assistant football coach, Todd Spencer, sent impermissible text messages to recruits, according to the report. Spencer resigned in February 2012.
Coaches told the NCAA that they received "incorrect instruction" from a former compliance director.
Georgia Tech is alleged to have committed multiple Level II violations, which equate to a significant breach of conduct.
“That is not something that sits well with me or with any of us here,” athletic director Mike Bobinski said of the “failure to monitor” reprimand. “That’s not a good-sounding or good-feeling term. It’s not one we want to wear beyond this. As I told you before, it is clearly our intention this the last time we ever go down this road.”
The school was placed on probation for four years in 2011 for violations across multiple sports, including improper benefits received by former Georgia Tech wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
Georgia Tech has self-imposed an additional two years of probation for the failure to monitor.
- Chris Johnson