Tim Tebow Involved in Ohio State's Self-Reported NCAA Violation

Image: Tim Tebow Involved in Ohio State's Self-Reported NCAA Violation

Friday, 28 Feb 2014 12:53 PM

By Clyde Hughes

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
An eight-second conversation between Tim Tebow and an Illinois linebacker caused Ohio State to self-report a violation to the NCAA.

Tebow, a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who started his football career at the University of Florida, was having lunch with Ohio's former head coach Urban Meyer last year. Illinois lineback recruit Clifton Garrett called Meyer during the meal on March 13, 2013. 

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"Upon receiving the call, Coach Meyer informed Garrett that he was on vacation and having lunch with friends and family, including Tim Tebow," the Ohio State self-report said, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Garrett asked Coach Meyer if he could wish Tebow good luck on the upcoming season. Coach Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett conversed with Tebow for approximately eight seconds. Coach Meyer stated that no recruiting conversation occurred, there was no intent to have Tebow recruit on behalf of Ohio State and he, in fact, did not recruit on behalf of Ohio State."

The conversation came to light when the player talked about the phone call on Twitter.

Garrett signed to play football at Louisiana State University on Feb. 5.

After he was cut by the New England Patriots before the start of this past NFL season, Tebow signed a multiyear contract with ESPN to work as a college football analyst for the SEC Network in December, according to ESPN.com

Tebow will be part of the program "SEC Nation," a traveling football pregame show that will move to different SEC campuses each week. The program will begin before the Texas A&M-South Carolina game in Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 28.

Meyer has compiled a 24-2 record in two seasons at Ohio State University. He has an overall coaching record of 128-25 over 12 seasons that included head coaching stints at Bowling Green and Utah as well as Florida. His Florida teams won national championships in 2006 and 2008.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

'Frozen': Most Popular Toy in Holiday Survey Dethrones Barbie

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 19:46 PM

Barbie has been the most popular holiday gift for more than a decade, but this year the iconic doll will have to let it  . . .

Nor'easter, Snow Threaten Northeast Travel Ahead of Thanksgiving

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 17:50 PM

The Northeast is bracing for a Nor'easter that is expected to snarl holiday travel plans on Wednesday . . .

Michael Hanline Freed After 1980 Murder Conviction Overturned

Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 15:34 PM

Michael Hanline, who was convicted of murder in 1980, was released on bail Monday after prosecutors said they are no lon . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved