Explaining Georgia Tech's alleged recruiting violations, including a strip club visit

Georgia Tech basketball has been accused of a number of major NCAA violations though head coach Josh Pastner is not directly implicated

Explaining Georgia Tech's alleged recruiting violations, including a strip club visit

This has led to multiple rules violations landing at the feet of Jack (who is considered a booster for the program), former assistant coach Darryl LaBerrie, and Ron Bell. The NCAA believes both men are responsible for Level 1 violations, the highest possible.

Georgia Tech basketball on Thursday was the subject of NCAA allegations, here's what we make of these allegations going forward. While the NCAA at times has been known to overstep on some violations while not punishing others, the Yellow Jackets should be fine for the most part.

Georgia Tech will have until May 16 to respond to the NCAA, according to ESPN. Within the confines of the AJC's report, information came to light that LaBarrie is alleged to have taken a prospect, during an official visit, to a local strip club.

In the notice, the NCAA wrote the first allegation is "a severe breach of conduct".

The contacts totaled $664 in "impermissible recruiting inducements and benefits, including $300 cash for use at the stripe club".

The NCAA also declared Bell, a resident of Tucson, Arizona, as a booster of Georgia Tech's athletic interests, despite objections from university officials.

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced Friday that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA.

The NCAA classified the alleged violations involving Bell as "Level 2" and a "significant breach of conduct" because they were not isolated and were "intended to provide more than a minimal recruiting or other advantage". The notice alleges that later that month, LaBarrie violated the NCAA's principles of ethical conduct by providing "false or misleading information to the institution and NCAA enforcement staff regarding his knowledge and/or involvement" in the first allegation.

Further, the NCAA alleged that LaBarrie provided false or misleading information to the NCAA and institute regarding his knowledge and involvement of the violations alleged, attempted to influence the team member to provide false or misleading information and further tried to hide his attempt to influence the team member.

LaBarrie was put on administrative leave in November 2017 and resigned later that season.

The Georgia Tech statement added, "Because the NCAA process remains open, Georgia Tech will not have further comment at this time".

The allegations against Bell led to an exchange of lawsuits between Pastner and Bell and his girlfriend, Jennifer Pendley.

Bell suggested in recorded jailhouse conversations that the couple fabricated the allegations, according to a court filing by Pastner's attorneys in July 2018.

The Yellow Jackets finished 14-18 and 10th in the ACC in Pastner's third season. Joseph's attorney, Lisa Banks, said in a statement Friday the allegations against the men's program reflect a double standard.

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