Food for thought? Clemson reports NCAA violations
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 22:03:47 GMT — Clemson reported seven NCAA secondary violations over the past six months, nearly half of them involving food. One assistant coach gave out a dinner per diem after their team returned to campus from a trip. Another assistant handed out $6 for breakfast when that team got back to school at a very early hour. And a restaurant near campus was sent a cease-and-desist letter from Clemson's compliance office for offering a 10 percent discount to Tiger athletes and not everyone else. All athletes involved had their eligibility restored after donating the cost of the impermissible extra benefit to charity. Clemson makes its NCAA secondary violations public twice a year because of Freedom of Information Act requests made by The Associated Press and other media outlets.