AU checking possible violations on recruit visit

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn athletic officials are trying to
determine if secondary rules violations occurred when visiting high
school football players attended the traditional rolling of
Toomer's Corner.

Video posted on several Web sites showed the high school players
helping roll the tree on campus Saturday night.

Schools generally self-report such potential secondary
violations to the NCAA, which usually issues a warning not to
repeat the mistake.

Auburn athletics spokesman Kirk Sampson said the university
investigates and takes appropriate action anytime questions are
raised about possible violations.

A group of more than 20 players was traveling together,
including some of the nation's top prospects. Auburn assistant
coach Trooper Taylor attended the event.


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