June 3, 2009

Georgia rreports six minor NCAA violations

The University of Georgia has reported six minor violations of rules governing collegiate athletics to the NCAA this year, documents indicate.

Citing information obtained from UGA under open-records laws, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that three of the six self-reported secondary violations involved the Georgia Bulldogs football program.

The violations have since been resolved with the NCAA and Southeastern Conference. Eric Baumgartner, UGA's assistant athletics director for compliance, told the newspaper, We're not intending to violate rules, but sometimes hiccups happen. And we report and move forward.

He said one of the football violations involved four UGA players receiving complimentary tickets to an NFL game from a friend who plays in the league, which was resolved when the college players repaid the cost of the tickets.

The other football violations included NCAA rules limiting phone calls from staffers to potential recruits, the Journal-Constitution said.