Video: What the Tech penalties mean

My colleague Doug Roberson spoke with CineSport about Georgia Tech’s NCAA penalties.

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July 19th, 2011
5:37 pm

if dez was held out, drad was an idiot…..


July 19th, 2011
5:48 pm

it’s been a while, thought dez played, but no ‘09 stats are posted on the osu site….if just 2 months before, another 1st round WR had been held out pending investigation, i would expect no less from Tech, drad made a big mistake which should have some consequence, & CPJ should shut up & be glad we lost no scholies,,after all, what do awards maens, the last winner of the nobel peace prize drops bombs in 6 different countries……..any osu folks out there? makes recruitng poor kids with pro prospects more trouble than it’s worth, but CPJ did not recruit these kids…….


July 19th, 2011
6:06 pm

maens=means,recuting=recruiting, b4 the grammr nazaais chime in, pay folks to type 4 me, blog to improve typing(& VENT), kinda upset by this, never met a Techie into cheating………(never cheated at board games..)

GT Letterman

July 19th, 2011
6:35 pm

Doug – thanks for covering this, but we could use your help in getting the facts right.

When he asks about CPJ changing his recruiting to more ‘character guys’ you could have reminded him 1) that the allegations are levied against violations involving a player recruited by Coach Gailey, and that 2) the NCAA’s ire was up mostly because of the Athletic Department’s handing of the situations after it happened. This has basically nothing to do with players not having character.

And the previous NCAA violations were the result of the Georgia Tech (campus-wide) Registrar not knowing the rules and passing along bad information to the GTAA. Again, in plain words, Tech football did not knowingly violate rules.

Help us get this story right.

Then write a piece on the world of the NCAA which has no oversight and exemplifies the conflict of interest in seeking higher revenues but then policing those same high-revenue programs when they break the rules. Is it any wonder that Oregon, Ohio State and Auburn might get off with slaps on the wrist for violations much worse than Tech’s?


July 20th, 2011
7:55 am

Hey Ken, enough of the NCAA sanction crap – we get it. Why don’t you try to actually write something about our team that will be playing in another 6 weeks or so?


July 20th, 2011
7:56 am

according to a site “grio” on msnbc, commenting on the dez suspension, osu compliance was investigating his meeting with deion, WHICH WAS NOT EVEN AN NZAA VIOLATION, while he played 3 games-he got a year for lying, but osu smooched enough they got no penalty for the games he played, even though he was under investigation—this inconstistency is absurd, when all you get for lying to the cops about how your kid died is a few days in jail……..

Can't spell cheat without T-E-C-H!!!

July 20th, 2011
8:58 am

What it means? It means Yech is the dirtiest program in the nation. What other school has been forced to vacate wins TWICE in less than 10 years? What a disgrace to the fine state of Georgia. Looks like the daily muggers aren’t the only criminals polluting North Avenue.


July 20th, 2011
12:59 pm

When the NCAA plays the compliance card, keep in mind that Tech Self Reported the infractions in 2006 and still got slapped hard. When you self report and get slapped hard, it makes you not want to bring up a $312 gift infraction with three games left in the season. The NCAA is using Tech as an example and letting the big money schools off light for much more egregious violations. If The OSU doesn’t get major penalties, it will just got to show that they are in the tank with the big money schools or perhaps an audit of the NCAA’s finances should be done to prove that they are not being paid off by the schools that are being investigated. Perhaps the executives of the NCAA should have their personal finances audited to prove that “boosters” aren’t paying them off to give light punishments to these money making schools. Wouldn’t that be a big story to break?



July 20th, 2011
10:11 pm

sister T……GO DAWGS!

Yech is disgusting

July 21st, 2011
8:54 am

Yech has yet again brought shame and embarrassing to the fine state. This is disgusting. Shut the entire hellhole down for good.


July 21st, 2011
1:10 pm

If they shut GT down, you won’t have those higher income people to sell your french fries to.