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JSU placed on probation after multiple athletic recruiting violations

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Jackson State University has been put on probation due to NCAA recruiting violations.

According to multiple reports, JSU had 34 student-athletes practice and play before they received their certification from the NCAA Eligibility Center.

The athletic program is also in trouble for a former staff member paying $300 to the godmother of a football prospect.

Listed below is the punishments the university faces due to the violations:

  • Two years of probation.
  • A fine of $5,000.
  • A 2% reduction in baseball scholarship equivalencies from the annual limit of 11.7 equivalencies during the 2021-22 academic year and a 2.5% reduction in football scholarship equivalencies from the annual limit of 63 equivalencies during the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years.
  • The football program must serve a one-week ban on unofficial visits in each month of January, February, March and April 2021.
  • A reduction of four football official paid visits during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • The football program must serve a one-week ban of all recruiting communication contacts and off-campus recruiting by the entire football staff with any prospects, including transfers, in each of May and June 2021.
  • A vacation of records of contests in which student-athletes participated while ineligible. The university must provide a written report containing the contests impacted to the NCAA media coordination and statistics staff within 14 days of the public release of the decision.

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