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Wisconsin HC Bret Bielema Accuses Urban Meyer Of Illegal Recruiting Practices

Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has accused Ohio State coach Urban Meyer of committing illegal recruiting practices, according to the Sporting News.

Bielema accused Meyer and his staff of using former Ohio State NFL players to call high school recruits.  In particular, the Wisconsin coach accused Meyer of 'bumping' into offensive lineman high school standout Kyle Dodson, who was committed to the Badgers and then flipped and signed with the Buckeyes. “Bumping” is a practice which occurs when coaches accidently come into contact with players  during recruiting dead periods.

Both the phone calls from NFL players and bumping are NCAA violations.  When asked by the Sporting News of the accusations, Meyers denied any wrongdoing.  Ohio State has also not self-reported any of these type of violations.

Bielema will get to face Meyers when the teams play in Madison, Wisconsin on Nov.17.