Clemson announces 17 NCAA secondary violations

      Clemson's athletic department reported 17 NCAA secondary violations.

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Clemson's athletic department reported 17 NCAA secondary violations, including one where a head coach gave staffers an improper money gift and an assistant coach who posted a message on a prospect's Facebook wall.

      Twice a year, the school issues such reports because of Freedom of Information Act requests by The Associated Press and other media outlets. The Clemson coaches, assistants, athletes or sports involved were not included in the report that covered from March 2009 through January.

      The school said several of the violations involved infractions that took place before the athlete enrolled at Clemson. Athletic department spokesman Tim Bourret said such incidents are now processed through the school's compliance office.

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