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Paul Hewitt disappointed by NCAA's decision

Posted on: July 14, 2011 5:25 pm
Edited on: July 14, 2011 5:40 pm
 
By Jeff Goodman

Former Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt was not thrilled after learning of the NCAA’s decision to hit the Yellow Jackets basketball program with a major violation on Thursday.

Hewitt, who was fired shortly after the season and recently hired by George Mason, told CBSSports.com that he was disappointed.

``My staff and I have always had a record of compliance with the rules,” Hewitt said. ``And we’re proud of that record.”

While the football program was the one that received the brunt of the damage, having its 2009 ACC title stripped, having to pay a $100,000 fine and also going on probation for four years, the basketball program took a minor hit.

New coach Brian Gregory and his staff will lose two days of recruiting on the road this July and will also be without two official visits in each of the next two years.

It stems from a graduate assistant and an academic advisor being present at an AAU event run by the Atlanta Celtics program in 2009 and 2010 that was held on the Georgia Tech campus for a decade.

Hewitt, who was not named in the report, told CBSSports.com that graduate assistant Donovan Williams was present to help with the event after there had been a water mane break and an altercation with a high school player in the previous couple of years. Hewitt also said the event ran until 1:30 a.m. one year and he felt that Williams would help in case anything went wrong.

The NCAA also deemed it a recruiting advantage for Hewitt, who didn’t land a single player who played in the 2009 or 2010 event – and has had just four players in his 10-year career at Georgia Tech from the Atlanta Celtics program.


Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2011 10:32 am
 

Paul Hewitt disappointed by NCAA's decision

So, are we to infer that all the flap about Calhoun and Calipari is just rumor and speculation while Georgia Tech (who is not even a pretending contender) get the whip cracked on them?  I think the NCAA is afraid of the big boys

just look at their record:

took near 6 years to hit usc up......

cam newton issue seemed very fishy but that was look threw and done in less than a month

they wont get to OSU for another 1-3...esp when reports have been made of sheningans going on for years

its cool for colt mccoy to go hang out at the mannings house, bryant chills with deion sanders and loses half his senior season

Gtech losses all this for what???

ncaa picks and choses who they slap on the wrist or give the whip to. so the lesson is this: if your gonna break the rules make sure your a big name team or make sure the ncaa is cool with you...



Since: Jan 27, 2007
Posted on: July 15, 2011 9:58 am
 

Paul Hewitt disappointed by NCAA's decision

So, are we to infer that all the flap about Calhoun and Calipari is just rumor and speculation while Georgia Tech (who is not even a pretending contender) get the whip cracked on them?  I think the NCAA is afraid of the big boys.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: July 14, 2011 11:05 pm
 

Paul Hewitt disappointed by NCAA's decision

It's okay people, Georgia Tech has been punished.  Now, the NCAA will not need too take it hard on Ohio St. football.




Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Paul Hewitt disappointed by NCAA's decision

Seems the NCAA likes making big deals out of things that shouldn't even be investigated.


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