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Reports: Phillips Left over Potential 'Major' Violation


The Joker Phillips resignation has taken on a rather interesting, and potentially for Gators fans troubling, twist.

On Thursday Yahoo Sports reported that Phillips stepped down as Gators receivers coach over a possible NCAA violation. Specifically, the report says Phillips was seen with a potential recruit during an "dead" recruiting period.

Three sources told Yahoo that someone with ties to the Miami Hurricanes program turned in the photographic evidence.

The report says if a coach runs into a recruit by accident and has impermissible dialogue it would be a "bump" or secondary violation. However if it is proved the meeting was prearranged -- and the reported photo with Phillips and the recruit is at a dinner -- that would constitute a "major" violation.

The full story is HERE.



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