Georgia coach Mark Richt didn't know he was violating NCAA rules by paying his staff with his own money, but he was. Richt’s payments to several staffers were among a series of secondary NCAA violations uncovered by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a standard open records report released Tuesday.

"According to the AJC report, Richt’s actions broke NCAA rules on supplemental pay. But discipline was limited to letters of admonishment from the school to Richt and those he made payments to, as well as additional rules education, the report said. Georgia’'s investigation into the matter determined that Richt made several impermissible payments:

• To former recruiting assistant Charlie Cantor, $10,842 over an 11-month period through March 2011.

• To former linebackers coach John Jancek, $10,000 in 2009 after the previous university administration declined to give Jancek a raise when he turned down a coaching opportunity elsewhere.

• To director of player development John Eason, $6,150 in 2010 when his new administrative position called for a salary reduction after he stepped down from an assistant coaching position on Richt’'s staff."
According to the AJC report, Georgia did not consider any of the payments to violate NCAA rules at the time because they were made with knowledge of the athletics administration.
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TKLSUMD146 months
Apparently no good deed goes unpunished. This is ridiculous that Richt could get punished for being nice. I have always had respect for Richt. Great person. Georgia is lucky to have him as a coach. They could certainly do much worse.
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mcpotiger146 months
NCAA Nazis Coming Against Athletics
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Swamp Angel146 months
Further proof that Richt is a class act, and the NCAA Rules Committee can geaux to hell! God forbid that someone be allowed to do what he sees is fitting, proper, and right when aiding his fellow man. And once Richt's money is in his hand, who is the NCAA to tell him what he can or can't do with it?

Dale Brown was right way back in the 1980s when he called for the major universities to leave the NCAA.
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tenacious146 months
Richt should get a medal, and the NCAA should get the boot!!
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Tigah in the ATL146 months
Good for Richt, bad for NCAA.
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