One Thing Not Like The Other?

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?

It was reported in January of 2005, so I can’t say I blame you if you don’t.

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.



2 Responses to “One Thing Not Like The Other?”

  1. 1 chc March 4, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Welcome back!

  2. 2 dawgdaddy March 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

    You are 100% spot on with this article.

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