During a due diligence records request, the Orlando Sentinel uncovered that the Florida Gators have been pinned with four secondary violations by the NCAA this past year.
1 » A “rival school” turned Florida in to the Southeastern Conference for improperly using Facebook to recruit two players on Aug. 5.
2 » The Gators self-reported a similar violation on Aug. 7.
3 » Florida self-reported a violation for “impermissible protective gear” on Sept. 11.
4 » The Gators had two assistants call a single recruit twice in the same week on Oct. 29.
The recruiting violations were punished with rule refreshers and separate two-week self-imposed communication bans by Florida, while the incorrect use of gear was handled with a conduct rules and education session.
According to the Sentinel, while schools may use electronic media to communicate with players, wall postings and other public messages are impermissible.