Clemson Says It Committed 10 NCAA Violations

9:41 PM, Aug 17, 2012   |    comments
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson reported 10 NCAA secondary violations including two that involved female athletes who received prize money for outside competitions while enrolled in school.
Clemson said Friday an athlete had to give $10,803 in winnings to charity to have her eligibility restored. The other athlete paid $975 in winnings to charity.
Both were among four Level 1 violations, the more serious NCAA category, the athletic department found from October 2011 through July. No athletes, sports or coaches were identified by Clemson.
Two violations involved the social media site, Twitter. Clemson said two current athletes Tweeted about prospects before they had signed to play for the Tigers. The tweets were deleted.
Clemson released its secondary violations due to open records requests made by The Associated Press and other media outlets.

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