FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips watches the Gators warm up before an NCAA college football game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. The NCAA is expected to release its findings Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, o
James Crisp, File
February 20, 2015

Florida won't be penalized for former assistant football coach Joker Phillips having impermissible contact with a recruit.

The NCAA released its ruling Friday, saying the Gators handled the situation appropriately by taking corrective action and self-imposing penalties. A Division I Committee on Infractions panel assigned no additional penalties or measures.

Florida suspended Phillips immediately last year and later parted ways with the former Kentucky head coach. Phillips is now the receivers coach for the NFL's Cleveland Browns.

Without naming Phillips, the NCAA said the assistant coach had an impermissible off-campus recruiting contact with the prospect. The contact occurred at the prospect's high school during January of the prospect's junior year of high school.

Florida did not mention Phillips by name, but he's the only coach who resigned last June.

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