College football: Meyer denies turning in Florida for violation

Friday July 5, 2013 7:05 AM
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Ohio State coach Urban Meyer denied that he turned in his former school Florida for a secondary NCAA recruiting violation.

According to reports, Meyer turned in Florida assistant Brian White, whom he had hired while coaching there, for contacting a recruit during a no-contact period under NCAA rules. “It is absolutely not true that I turned in the University of Florida,” Meyer said in a text message to The Dispatch. An Ohio State spokesman said that a person in the compliance office had read an article online indicating that there might have been improper contact, and then the office sent a note to the Big Ten office to make it aware.

Schools report such things to their league offices often, said the spokesman, who added that Meyer was not aware of the report until it was completed.

White was not sanctioned.

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