Georgia Tech Staffer Paid For Recruit's Strip Club Expenses

The NCAA is investigating Georgia Tech for three recruiting violations, two of which are Level 1 violations. Per the AJC's Ken Sugiura:

The NCAA found that in November 2016 – six months after his hire to join Pastner’s staff – LaBarrie took a prospect on an official visit and a team member to a strip club and facilitated an improper recruiting contact with a person described in the notice as a representative of the school’s athletics interest. It also found that the prospect and team member were provided by $300 cash, though not by LaBarrie.

Georgia Tech released a statement Friday morning in response:

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced Friday that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA.
The notice, which alleges three violations of NCAA rules within Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball program, was received following a joint review by Georgia Tech and the NCAA. A notice of allegations is a step in the NCAA’s process of investigating potential rules violations, but the process is ongoing. Georgia Tech has until May 16, 2019, to respond to the allegations.
Because the NCAA process remains open, Georgia Tech will not have further comment at this time. 

Level 1 violations are the highest ranked violations under the NCAA.

 

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