KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee's Lane Kiffin has been
reprimanded by the Southeastern Conference for falsely accusing
Florida coach Urban Meyer of a recruiting violation, and the new
Volunteers' had to apologize for his remarks.
Kiffin told fans attending a breakfast celebrate signing day
that Meyer violated recruiting rules by phoning wide receiver
prospect Nu'Keese Richardson, WVLT-TV reported.
NCAA and SEC officials say it is not against recruiting rules to
contact a prospect while they are on an official visit to another
In a statement to ESPN, Kiffin apologized and said he was trying
to excite the crowd of donors and alumni.
Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley called Kiffin's comments
inappropriate, out of line and false.
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