Jimbo Fisher & Texas A&M Hit With NCAA Penalties
© Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Texas A&M's football program and head coach Jimbo Fisher have been hit with penalties after violating NCAA recruiting and countable athletically related activity rules between January 2018 and February 2019. Huh?...
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The university, head coach and NCAA enforcement staff agreed that the head coach and an assistant coach had impermissible recruiting contact with a prospect at his high school. The conversation was impermissible because it occurred before the completion of the prospect’s junior year in high school.

Regarding the countable athletically related activity violations, during permissible weeks of spring and summer activity, the football program unintentionally caused student-athletes to exceed activity time limits by approximately seven hours.

According to the agreement, the head coach failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance because of his personal involvement in the recruiting violation. The agreement also said the head coach failed to monitor his staff when he did not ensure the program was staying within the allowable number of countable athletically related activity hours.
So what are the penalties? One year of probation and a fine of $5,000, along with these other sanctions.

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“While I am disappointed in the violations, including an unintended one that resulted from a conversation with a high school athlete, it is still my responsibility to ensure we are adhering to each and every rule,” Jimbo Fisher said in response to the news, via ESPN. “I am pleased to have this matter completely behind our program and look forward to continuing our efforts to make every aspect of our program one all Aggies can continue to be proud of,” Fisher said in a statement from the school.”
Filed Under: Texas A&M Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

Comments

18 Comments
Thank the good Lord, atm got jumbo instead of LSU. He's pitifully over paid. Suck it aggies.
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Sad, pathetic, state of a once proud program. Lol just kidding, they’ve always sucked.
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:lol:
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Imagine cheating and still going 7-5
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Aggies cheat....and still stink ??
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Cheaters
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And just think....this is who most LSU fans wanted as their head coach. Dodged a bullet.
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Guilty. Happy to do my time. Geaux Tigers
1 month
A fine of $5k for a major college program? That’s like giving a normal person a 5 cent fine
Reply1 month
He must go back.
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Did he get any sanctions at Free Shoes when his wife was shining up all of those student athlete's appendages?
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Texas A&M is one of the most heavily NCAA-sanctioned programs so this is no surprise. The folks in Austin tried to warn the SEC before allowing them to join to no avail. Mizzou and Texas A&M add absolutely nothing to the SEC. Kick ‘em out!
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I can’t imagine how shitty they would be without the cheating.
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THEY'RE OFFICIALLY SEC!
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It just means more...
1 month
Jimbo is trash. He could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch. Ask Winston.
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Disgusting!
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Sickening. What a disgrace to college football
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