its not that different from what the SCAR boosters did to entice clowney.
After signing with SCAR Clowney’s dad landed a 40k/yr 20h/wk job as a floor foreman at one of the warehouses in columbia owned by a booster. when the NCAA asked for the records to try to establish a case for impermissible benefits the booster refused because payroll is “proprietary” and the investigation was dropped.
On November 21, 1982, the Clemson football program was placed on probation for a 2-year period to include the 1983 and 1984 seasons. This sanction was enforced on the program by the NCAA Committee on Infractions due to a lengthy history of recruiting violations meant to gain an athletic advantage. These recruiting violations took place from 1977 through the Tigers’ 1981 National Championship season and into 1982, under the administration of two head coaches, Charlie Pell and Danny Ford. The Atlantic Coast Conference imposed a third year of conference penalty.
Over 150 documented violations were found to have been committed under NCAA bylaws in the categories of improper recruiting inducements, extra benefits to student-athletes, unethical conduct, improper financial aid, improper campus visits, improper transportation and entertainment, improper use of funds, improper employment, improper recruiting contact, and distribution of cash to players by members of the coaching staff.
As a result of these violations, Clemson was barred from participating in bowl games following the 1982 and 1983 seasons, and barred from appearing on live television in the 1983 and 1984 seasons. Also, the number of scholarships that the university could allocate to football players was restricted to 20 (from the normal limit of 30) for the 1983-84 and 1984-85 academic years. The Tigers, however, were allowed to keep their 1978 and 1981 ACC titles as well as the 1981 national title.
Charles Alan Wright, chairman of the NCAA Committee on Infractions said at the time, “Due to the large number and serious nature of the violations in this case, the committee believed that institutional sanctions related to appearances on television and in postseason football bowl games were appropriate. In addition, because the violations indicated a pattern of improper recruiting activities, the committee determined that a two-year limitation on financial aid to new recruits should be imposed to offset any recruiting advantage that was gained improperly by the university.”
After the probation period, Clemson won three straight ACC titles between 1986 and 1988, including a 35-10 victory over Penn State and a 13-6 defeat of the Oklahoma Sooners in the Florida Citrus Bowl. In 1989, Clemson registered a 10-2 season and top-12 national ranking for the fourth straight season, and ended his career at Clemson with a 27–7 win over West Virginia (and All-America quarterback Major Harris) in the 1989 Gator Bowl.
Just five years after their probation ended, Clemson once again found their football program accused of multiple recruiting violations in January 1990. The NCAA accused Clemson of giving cash to players and having illegal contact with recruits over a period from 1984 to 1988. In June 1990, the Tigers found themselves on probation once again, for the second time in less than a decade. This chain of events contributed, in part, to the forced resignation of popular head coach Danny Ford.[
So you’re saying that Clemson getting NCAA infractions 22 years ago has what to do with what either Florida or SC. Not saying that what Clemtigers says is true about Clowney as half of what he says you half to take with a shot of whiskey, but if it is, why would you try and bring up something over 2 decades ago that we’ve already paid the penalty for when you’re (according to Clemtigers) getting away scott free??
Oh and I forgot to mention, Whitney Hotel….that is all. Go back to your corner and put your dunce hat back on.
On April 19, 1989 a federal grand jury indicted USC defensive coordinator Tom Gadd, defensive line coach James Washburn, tight ends coach Tom Kurucz, and strength coach Keith Kephart in connection with steroid distribution to players. A fifth person, John Landon Carter of Bethesda, Maryland, was also charged with dispensing anabolic steroids to four former Gamecock players. Gadd, Washburn, and Kurucz were accused of conspiring to “provide money to certain players and athletic personnel of the university for the purchasing of steroids for use by athletic personnel.” The indictments stated that the three monitored training programs to enhance steroid use and “would arrange to obtain sources for the purchase of unprescribed, misbranded steroids which were thereafter utilized by football players.” Kephart was charged with conspiring with other members of the USC athletic community to obtain steroids illegally across state lines, and the indictments charged that he and unidentified others “would administer the steroids to each other to improve athletic performance and to enhance physical appearance.”[
Spurrier legacy at the University of Florida. He knows how it is done.
At the University of Florida John Brown, Torrey Davis, and Chris Rainey are somehow now considered students while most wondered if they would even qualify. Yes they take online computer tests. Don’t expect any self reporting from the University of Florida.
This is what the NCAA had to say concerning the University of Florida infractions which were considered very serious .
“Unfortunately, during the five-year period in which the violations occurred,” continued Mr. Toner, “the football coaching staff operated unimpeded by any effort being exerted by the university’s director of athletics or any other administrative authority at the university to assure control of the football program. Due to this fact, as well as the serious nature of many of the violations in this case, the Committee on Infractions and the Council considered this to be among the most serious infractions cases ever processed by the NCAA.”
NCAA Infractions Committee: “NCAA Committee on Infractions member John Nowak implied that the Gators should feel lucky, saying “FLORIDA GOT THE BIGGEST DISCOUNT, ON MAJOR PENALTIES, THAT’S EVER BEEN GIVEN IN THE NCAA’S HISTORY.”