NCAA Social Media Rules Confusing To Experts


Find The NCAA Social Media Rules Violation Below


What is the sense in kidding anybody.  The NCAA social media rules are confusing…or at least… easy to misinterpret…as evidenced by the CEO of Twitter , Dick Costolo, when he recently committed a NCAA recruiting violation.

Take a look at what happened:

ncaa social media rules violation

Wilton Speight is a 2014 quarterback recruit who is committed to Michigan.  He tweeted a congratulatory message to his future team mate, George Campbell, a wide receiver from the 2015 class who recently committed to Michigan.  So far, nor NCAA social media rules violations.

A Michigan Booster, who also happens to be the CEO of Twitter, must have forgotten that he is not allowed to contact recruits in any way shape or form…even if they have already signed a National Letter of Intent or any other agreement with the University.  Even if he happens to be the CEO of the communication channel.

“We are aware of a potential minor violation involving social media,” Michigan spokesman Dave Ablauf told us via email. “We will handle it as appropriate.”

So the moral of the story is that even the CEO of one of the largest social media platforms in the world can unknowingly commit a NCAA social media rules violation.  Actually it was a recruiting violation that occurred through the use of social media, but you can see how confusing it can become.  Even an innocent congratulations to a future player can bite both the student-athlete and the school not to mention the person sending it.  Even if that person is the CEO of Twitter and happens to be a big time booster!

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