Y’all remember a while back when Suzanne Yoculan got in some trouble for a trip to New York City with some of her recently graduated gymnasts?
The gist of it is that Yoculan took six gymnasts on Don Leebern’s private jet on a two night trip to the Plaza in New York. This was in the middle of Georgia’s probation for the Jim Harrick drama, so a normally secondary minor violation was treated much more harshly than a typical minor violation.
I suppose the purpose of the rule was it could be perceived as a recruiting advantage.
“Hey, come to Georgia, and when you graduate, I’ll take you on an all-expenses paid trip to NYC on my boyfriend’s private jet,” or something like that, could be used in a recruiting pitch was the thinking, I suppose.
For the record, I love Jim Harbaugh. But if taking former student athletes on a swanky trip to the Big Apple is a violation, how is taking your whole football team to a glorified free spring break trip not run afoul of the NCAA? It’s not like they are in boot camp. I highly doubt it resembles anything like Bear Bryant’s Junction Boys.
I saw on Sportscenter the other night they went to see the Tigers in Spring Training. This is just a fun vacation, and oh wait, let’s run some ball drills.
How does that make sense? How is that consistent?
Never mind, it’s the NCAA.