NCAA violations could affect head coaches

first_imgAfter so much speculation about Auburn quarterback Cam Newton, the NCAA is not only keeping a close watch on players, but coaches as well.In a move proposed by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), secondary recruiting violations such as exceeding phone-call limits or sending a text message to a recruit could result in a suspension of one or more games for coaches.The proposal was approved in mid-September by the NCAA Division I and II Committees on Infractions.Grant Teaff, executive director of the AFCA, said his group to do its best possible to keep an eye on what is happening.“This is our request: Anything that has to do with recruiting, if there’s a proven violation, we want the ability for the NCAA to say this will cost you a week or a maximum of two weeks,” Teaff said.  “We as an association asked for that, and they granted that.”Secondary violations, which schools often report, also include: commenting on a recruit before he has signed a letter-of-intent, posting comments on other public social media sites and talking with a recruit during a non-contact period.For more information on USC athletics, follow Daily Trojan sports on twitter @DT_Sportslast_img read more

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