Someone please straighten me out if I have my facts wrong, but several news outlets reported yesterday that the NCAA found Georgia guilty of some "minor" secondary violations. Seems that Coach Richt compensated some members of his staff out of his own pocket. The examples cited were more support staff than main staff members, and the reason generally given was that he (Richt) felt that the University was not compensating them fairly or didn't follow through on promises, etc. I'd link one of the articles, but I'm not smart enough.
THe NCAA is punishing him for that behavior....I think it deserves some recognition. While Georgia may not be my favorite team, there is no doubt that Coach Richt is one of my favorite coaches. He really seems to have some important priorities in order. I'm pretty sure that Coach Chizik is not up for coach of the year; I'm voting for Coach Richt.
According to those reports, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through the Freedom of Information Act, Richt paid former recruiting assistant Charlie Cantor $10,842 over an 11-month period through March of 2011, former linebackers coach John Jancek $10,000 in the summer of 2009 and $6,150 to director of player development John Eason in July of 2010. All of the payments were made by checks from Richt’s personal bank account after UGA’s previous athletic administration declined his requests for increased compensation for those parties.
The above is from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, that can be found HERE