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ASU responds to questions of NCAA secondary violations

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Alabama State University is responding to several questions in regards to its self-reporting of NCAA recruitment violations surrounding Isaiah Crowell. Coaches and administrators at ASU had impermissible contact with Crowell before he was cleared by the University of Georgia to speak with other universities.

The University says it self-reported the violations involving two members of the football program and a prospective football student-athlete on August 24, 2012.

ASU says the self-imposed penalties and self-corrective measures are as following:

  • During the fall 2012 semester, the institution will conduct a rules-education workshop with the football staff on NCAA legislation concerning recruiting contact and visit legislation.
  • During the fall 2012 semester, the institution will include a review of recruiting contact and visit legislation in a compliance newsletter or other publication.
  • During the fall 2012 semester, a football support staff member will not be permitted to be involved in activities and events associated with prospective student-athletes for a period of two weeks (i.e., sending out mailings, process prospects' paperwork, involved with official visits).
  • During the fall 2012 semester, a football coach will not be permitted to make any recruiting phone calls for the period of one week.
  • The institution will revise its recruiting contact and visit procedures to ensure the athletics compliance office is monitoring compliance with football recruiting legislation.
  • All non-coaching football staff members' phone records will continue to be subject to review upon request from the athletics compliance office.
  • The institution will reduce the football program's fall evaluation period by two days.
  • The institution will require the pre-approval by the athletics compliance office for any official and unofficial visit materials.

The University would not discuss any grounds for the reason why it placed Athletics Director Stacey Daniels on leave.

The University also would not answer questions regarding a lawsuit filed by GSP/Innovation Sports and Entertainment over breach in contract. ASU said the suit was part of a pending legal matter and that ASU is planning to "vigorously defend" itself.

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