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BAMAPHIN 22
08-19-2006, 11:08 PM
Notre Dame is looking into whether student-athletes, including football and basketball players, violated NCAA rules with comments promoting a local sports talk show (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=talk%20show) on the CBS affiliate here.

John Heisler, Notre Dame's senior associate athletic director, said Saturday he became aware of possible violations when contacted Friday afternoon by a reporter for The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne. Heisler said the school has not seen the spots, promoting "Sports Dogz" on WSBT-TV, so it does not know if it violates NCAA rules.

"We're just trying to figure out what this is," he said. "I don't know if we know for sure it's an NCAA violation."

Telephone messages were left Saturday on cell phones (http://www.srch-results.com/lm/rtl3.asp?si=77&k=cell%20phones) for two NCAA spokesmen by The Associated Press. Jennifer Kearns, an associate director of public and media relations with the NCAA, told The Journal Gazette that in past situations when a student-athlete did not know they were breaking an NCAA rule it had been deemed as a secondary violation.

Heisler said school officials would ask WSBT-TV to provide copies of the promotions.

Last year USC quarterback Matt Leinart had his eligibility temporarily revoked after appearing in a promotional segment on ESPN. Leinart was reinstated after Southern California petitioned the NCAA. The NCAA said Leinart's actions were "unintentional and inadvertent."


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/football/ncaa/08/19/bc.fbc.t25.notredame.nc.ap/index.html

305TillIDie
08-19-2006, 11:09 PM
uh oh

DonShula84
08-20-2006, 02:08 AM
This sounds like nothing. Leinart did the samething last year and was reinstated after no penalty. Unless they got paid to do the ad spots, it's no big deal

Stoy10
08-21-2006, 12:39 PM
Just another bs rule by the biggest bs organization in the country. The funniest thing Myles has done lately is saying that college football season is too long and playoffs would hurt student athletes then they add another game to the schedules.:confused:

DonShula84
08-24-2006, 04:14 AM
The NCAA won't penalize Notre Dame football and basketball players who participated in promotional spots for a sports talk show on a local television station.While the NCAA found that the athletes had made an improper "implied endorsement," there was no indication the violations were intentional, John Heisler, Notre Dame's senior associate athletic director, said Wednesday.
"As best as anyone can tell this was completely inadvertent all around," he said.
Notre Dame reviewed the actions of the athletes after questions were raised about the promotional spots last week. The school turned its findings over to the NCAA on Tuesday, Heisler said.
"There are no penalties involved and no eligibility implications as far as the three student-athletes are concerned," he said.


http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=2559246

HeyJayOh
09-02-2006, 12:58 AM
Notre Dame has a long history of players receiving inducements like free off-campus housing and deep discounts for things at local stores. Even when proven, they're never even slapped on the wrist. Meanwhile, other programs with seemingly less significant infractions get trashed in the media by way of long and ominous investigations. Even when they are exonerated, the perception of wrong-doing sticks with the other institutions for years. There is no way on Earth anybody associated with Notre Dame will be sanctioned for promoting a local television show.

DonShula84
09-02-2006, 01:41 AM
Notre Dame has a long history of players receiving inducements like free off-campus housing and deep discounts for things at local stores. Even when proven, they're never even slapped on the wrist. Meanwhile, other programs with seemingly less significant infractions get trashed in the media by way of long and ominous investigations. Even when they are exonerated, the perception of wrong-doing sticks with the other institutions for years. There is no way on Earth anybody associated with Notre Dame will be sanctioned for promoting a local television show.


Thanks for posting after it has been cleared up. Leinart was cleared after doing the samething for ESPN last year, no reason to think a player on any team would get into trouble for this unless they knew they were breaking the rules/getting paid.

Wombat
09-02-2006, 08:49 PM
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