NCAA hands down penalties and corrective measures following investigation

Casey Cargle and Jeff Licciardello

Georgia Southern Athletics received penalties after a two year investigation of staff members who provided forbidden academic assistance. 

What we know:

  • There are two instances of infractions, one occurring in Fall 2013 and Fall 2014
  • Two scholarships have been taken away from the football program for one year
  • The accumulated fine is a combination of a $5,000 fine and one percent of the football programs budget
  • NCAA probation from July 7, 2016, to July 6, 2018
  • No post season bans were handed down 
  • No GSU coaches were involved
  • A vacation of records will be handed down, no further information has been given

The first incident involved a former assistant compliance director providing a football student-athlete with a flash drive containing completed assignments. 

The second incident involved a former assistant director of student-athlete services who produced and turned in 10 extra credit assignments using two football student-athlete’s login information. According to the NCAA report, the students were not aware of the work being submitted. 

For further details into the instances, read more in the full report attached. 

NCAA Press Release

Full NCAA Report

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