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Food for thought? Clemson reports NCAA violations

Jul 29, 2010 5:54:00 PM - thestate.com
Clemson athletics had its share of eating problems the past six months.

The school's athletic department reported seven NCAA secondary violations from January to July, nearly half of them involving food.

One assistant coach gave out a dinner per diem after their team returned to campus from a trip. Another assistant handed out breakfast money when that team got back to school at a very early hour. And a restaurant near campus was sent a cease-and-desist letter from Clemson's compliance office for offering a 10 percent discount to Tiger athletes and not everyone else.

One assistant received a letter of admonishment and those athletes involved had to pay $36, the costs of the impermissible dinner benefit, to charity before having their eligibility restored.

The assistant coach who paid the breakfast per diem was sent a letter of reprimand and those athletes paid $6 to charity.

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