NCAA Punishes Central Florida for Football Violations

February 12, 2010

The National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Committee on Infractions on Thursday punished the University of Central Florida for a series of recruiting violations in its football program. The case was resolved through the association's summary disposition process. Two former athletics officials at the university made scores of telephone calls and sent text messages to prospective athletes in contravention of NCAA recruiting rules. The NCAA panel limited Central Florida's recruiting practices and required the colleges that now employ the two former officials -- who were not identified by the association -- to suspend them for two weeks and restrict their duties.

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