Auburn University’s athletics programs have self-reported a total of 33 secondary violations over the past two school years, with seven of those coming from the football team, AL.com’s James Crepea reported.
Of the seven football violations, three came within the 2014-15 school year, and the other four came in 2015-16.
Two of the 2014-15 violations occurred the weekend before National Signing Day, when an assistant coach sent text messages to recruits when only emails were allowed.
And in 2015-16, the violations included a former assistant coach making two calls to a recruit in a week, a former Tigers football player making brief contact with a recruit during an unofficial visit, and a graduate assistant in the athletics office asking fans on Facebook to give birthday wishes to a recruit.
The Auburn men’s basketball program noted five violations in the same span. In the 2014-15 school year, two of the three violations involved misuse of social media, and the third involved a youth basketball team using one of Auburn’s facilities. A waiver was later granted for the final violation.
In 2015-16, the violations included an illegal phone call and Bryce Brown’s participation in multiple summer leagues. He served a one-game suspension as a result.