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NCAA penalizes Texas A&M football for violations

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Thursday, 02 July 2020 11:06

Texas A&M football was placed on one year probation and coach Jimbo Fisher was given a six-month show-cause order after he and the football program were found to have violated NCAA recruiting and athletic-related activity rules.

The findings, which was released on Thursday, stemmed from violations between January 2018 and February 2019, including an instance where Fisher and an assistant coach had impermissible contact with a recruit. As part of the negotiated resolution, the school had to end recruitment of the recruit in question.

Fisher, who was found to have found to have "failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance" and "did not demonstrate that he monitored his staff", was forced to serve a nine-day ban on phone calls, emails or texts with prospects in January.

Fisher's show-cause will be in place through the rest of 2020 and "the assistant coach, who was not named in the report, was also give a six-month show-cause order and other penalties."

The football program was also found to have caused its players to exceed activity time limits by approximately seven hours for multiple weeks during the spring and summer of 2018.

Texas A&M was placed on probation for one year, fined $5,000 and given several other recruiting restrictions.

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