Georgia Tech just added two more years of probation to a four-year stint it’s currently serving after being hit with a “failure to monitor” reprimand by the NCAA.
Initially, Georgia Tech was serving a four-year probation from impermissible benefits given to former receiver Demaryius Thomas that was set to end in 2015. This new self-imposed two-year probation, which stems from texts sent by former assistant coach Todd Spencer during a time when only email and faxes were allowed, extends that stretch to 2017.
Spencer resigned from the program in 2012 and is currently an assistant at Army.
“That is not something that sits well with me or with any of us here,” athletic director Mike Bobinski told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “That’s not a good-sounding or good-feeling term. It’s not one we want to wear beyond this. As I told you before, it is clearly our intention this the last time we ever go down this road.”
According to the AJC, several other coaches in other sports also made impermissible phone calls and texts, but said they did so because they were given incorrect information from a now-departed compliance director.
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