More of those sneaky ’secondary violations’

The good news for Dogs fans, as the Athens Banner-Herald notes that UGA self-reported eight secondary violations of NCAA rules during the past six months, is that the number was down by more than half from the 15 reported in the second half of 2008 and 14 reported a year ago. And UGA’s transgressions didn’t include any of those wickedly “impermissible snacks” that South Carolina copped a plea to recently in reporting its 14 secondaries in the first half of the year.

The NCAA rulebook defines secondary violations as “isolated or inadvertent by nature,” providing only a minimal recruiting or competitive advantage, and not involving significant inducements or extra benefits. They usually don’t result in any serious punishments and have, in fact, become something of a way of life for Tennessee’s Lane Kiffin.

Anyway, only four of the violations involved Mark Richt’s football program. One involved an unnamed player (former QB Matthew Stafford, outed to the ABH by ex-roomie Shaun Chapas) getting four free tickets to an NFL game from his friend Jay Cutler. UGA was tipped off to this one by the NFL Players Association, and the players who used the tickets had to donate the value ($40 each) to the Boys and Girls Club of Athens.  

The other football violations involved a noncoaching staff member attending a coaching clinic, a booster phoning a recruit after signing day (which is just plain stupid) and a coach leaving a message for a recruit after another coach had spoken with the recruit the previous day, the ABH reported. The rest of the minor violations concerned women’s sports — the softball, basketball, tennis and track and field teams. All have been resolved except for two just reported in June, the ABH reported.

Meanwhile, in the spirit of the summer silly season, former UGA kicker Rex Robinson has come clean about ingesting mass quantities of impermissible snacks — “it was so easy back then,” he says. “Just pick up the phone, call Sons of Italy, Steverino’s or even the new Domino’s on Baxter! … I’m not proud of what I did, I was young and stupid. The lure of easy pizza was just too much for me, and that’s not all. Two-liter Mountain Dews, there I said it. Hey, it was the ’70s and everyone was doing it.”

And speaking of the ticket-scrounging Matthew Stafford, The Red & Black’s football blog reports the newly minted millionaire has finally paid some back rent he owed to his former roommates. “I definitely had to stay on him about that,” says fullback Fred Munzenmaier, whose dad owns the house where Stafford used to live and where Munzenmaier, Chapas and injured wide receiver Kris Durham still reside. They’ve found a replacement for Stafford, Chapas said: UGA baseball player David Thoms. “He’s got some big shoes to fill,” Chapas said.

Hey guys, just beware of any free tickets to Braves games he might get offered.

23 comments Add your comment


July 9th, 2009
10:55 am

Ghost needs to have his phone use monitored.

coachdawg 2000

July 9th, 2009
11:03 am

I thought an impermissable snack was one that spoiled your appetite for dinner. I think that NCAA needs to investigate Tech, i think wes durham and coach pajamas have been having several impermissable snacks.


July 9th, 2009
11:21 am

I had a girlfriend who worked at Steverino’s. I got impermissable pitchers.


July 9th, 2009
11:55 am

Bill, are you the same dude who publishes a Beatles newsletter??

Gen Neyland

July 9th, 2009
12:15 pm

Just wondering, do secondary violations figure into the Fulmer Cup standings..? If not then EDSBS should find a method to incorporate them somehow…The following from EDSBS (01JUL2009) about the kid from Dacula enrolled over at Arkensaw :

“The Battle DUI: earns two points for Arkansas, though we almost assigned a bonus point for the stupidity of earning the DUI by hitting the woofers so hard the police pulled you over for violating the local noise ordinance.”


July 9th, 2009
12:17 pm

if snack’s are being monitored,the ncaa has to many people on staff and should consider downsizing

Saint Simons

July 9th, 2009
12:27 pm

45-42!!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha

I find Matthew Stafford's failure...

July 9th, 2009
12:34 pm

…to pay his rent to his friends in a timely manner highly apalling and insulting to all Dawgs everywhere – the kid was on scholarship, receiving housing money from the university for such expense, and he had the gall to stiff his friends for several months. This just lets us know even further that he had no intention of ever doing anything but “look out for himself”. He has fallen even futher in the eyes of this one UGA fan – it is good that he is gone from these parts!

coachdawg 2000

July 9th, 2009
12:38 pm

Stafford reminds me of the fiance Glenn in the Wedding singer. Enjoy Detroit!

coachdawg 2000

July 9th, 2009
12:42 pm

Question:If a florida WR,CB,and DB are in a car, who is driving?
Answer: the arresting officer.

coachdawg 2000

July 9th, 2009
12:45 pm

I heard that Nesbitt and Dwyer are upset that a Tech engineering degree doesn’t mean they get to drive the MARTA train.


July 9th, 2009
12:57 pm

Was is a primary or secondary violation for ugag to try to impersonate a preseason # 1 team?

45-42….just the beginning.

m is a loser

July 9th, 2009
1:49 pm

When was the last time Tech was a #1 team? Thats right, NEVER!

m is a loser

July 9th, 2009
1:50 pm

When was the last time Tech was a #1 team in the nation? Thats right, NEVER!!!!


July 9th, 2009
2:03 pm

Stafford’s roommates should charge him 500% interest.

Denver Dog

July 9th, 2009
2:26 pm

With all the fun stuff to write about, how about if you listed all the violations by all the schools for ever

Denver Dog

July 9th, 2009
2:27 pm

I think I read about some violations for the Patriot Act by some Tech students. That is becuase somebody walked on the moon in 1971. There is also some OSHA violations about some parking garage in downtown Atlanta that fell last month

Comin' Down The Track

July 9th, 2009
2:43 pm

Thy beatdown cometh, bugs. Oh, and sore losers, go to the politics blogs to peddle your wing-nuttery. This is a football blog.


July 9th, 2009
2:58 pm

Please self report who paid all of those police fines last season, and who is paying now to keep them off of the blotter? Someday soon, this one is going to jump up and bite you.


July 9th, 2009
3:26 pm

I hate their washed out yellow uniforms, their bug mascot, their junk car, their ugly women, their high school stadium, their ghetto campus, their ugly women, their classless rings for a once in a blue moon 3 point win over Georgia, their ugly women, their…did I say their ugly women? Oh well, I hate Tech. November 28, 2009!


July 9th, 2009
3:36 pm

I think I know why St. Simons acts like his team has never won a game before. It’s because he lives in St. Simons. The dawg population down there is outrageous. 7 years of embarrassment is enough to make somebody go crazy let alone act like a complete uneducated @$$. Enjoy it my little friend. You only have a few more months to enjoy it. Remember, what comes around goes around.


July 10th, 2009
12:22 pm

I hate the fact there are more nerds at uga than Tech, that uga and athens employ way too many former athletes, your classless elderly fans, all your wannabee preppies that really wanted to go to vandy, uva or unc. By the way, there are plenty of hot women in Atlanta. Should stop by opera one night if you can get past driving to the ‘city’. Maybe you could talk to someone who isn’t a white fascist for a change. Just cause I have shaggy hair and tuck my polo shirt in doesn’t mean I think like you.

ACC & SEC Blogger

July 11th, 2009
9:47 am

The whole free stuff is one downfall of being a college athlete. I actually saw Stafford at the 2008 Masters and stood right next to him at the 12 teebox, the gift shop, and on the walkout. Only then did someone recognize him. Technically he would have had to pay for those tickets whereas a classmate could have gotten them for free. Gifts and special treatment don’t have a minimum in the NCAA’s eyes.