UGA notebook: A secondary violation involving Bobo and, of all things, tennis

By TIM TUCKER and CHIP TOWERS

ATHENS –Georgia will bench offensive coordinator Mike Bobo from off-campus recruiting for a month as a result of a secondary NCAA violation.

The violation: escorting a recruit and his mother into the NCAA Tennis Championships on the UGA campus last spring without having them pay the $8 admission fee.

UGA athletic director Greg McGarity self-reported the incident to SEC commissioner Mike Slive in a letter last week.

According to the letter, the violation occurred when an assistant coach — not named in the letter but identified by UGA as Bobo – and a recruiting intern were touring campus with an unnamed prospect who was in town on an unoffiicial visit.

“A member of the ticket office staff reported this incident to the compliance office,” McGarity wrote. “… The family has been notified and subsequently submitted restitution in the amount of $20.”

In addition, according to the letter, Georgia will prohibit the coach – Bobo – from …

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