Tennessee recently committed a wide-range of NCAA offenses. However, none were deemed serious.
According to a report by the Knoxville News Sentinel’s Dustin Dopirak, the Vols self-reported 18 NCAA violations from May 2015 to January 2016. All are Level III violations, which are considered minor.
Level III violations are deemed “isolated or limited in nature; provide no more than a minimal recruiting, competitive or other advantage; and do not include more than a minimal impermissible benefit.”
The Vols self-imposed penalties for the violations per the NCAA’s approval. Tennessee’s football team was involved in four of the violations. As had been previously reported, defensive backs coach Willie Martinez was suspended for the Bowling Green game for improper contact with a prospect in 2014.
Tennessee also self-reported a violation in which head coach Butch Jones led a prospect and his family onto the court during a men’s basketball game, which resulted in the crowd cheering. That resulted in limited contact between the prospect and Tennessee’s coaches.