Ohio State self-reported a minor NCAA football violation that involved ... Tim Tebow.
According to Cleveland.com., the Buckeyes self-reported a secondary violation in which Tebow talked to a recruit for eight seconds.
Here’s what happened, according to the web site:
Clifton Garrett, a linebacker from Illinois (who signed with LSU on Feb. 5) called Urban Meyer while the Ohio State coach was eating with Tebow.
Meyer told Garrett that he was having lunch with friends and family, including Tebow. Garrett asked Meyer if he could wish Tebow good luck on the upcoming season. Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett and the former Nease High and University of Florida star talked for approximately eight seconds.
NCAA rules bar former college football players from having contact with recruits on behalf of a college.
Meyer stated that no recruiting conversation occurred, there was no intent to have Tebow recruit on behalf of Ohio State and he did not recruit on behalf of Ohio State, but the university self reported it.
The violation was uncovered when Garrett tweeted about it.