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NCAA Announces Penalties For The LSU Football Program This Thursday

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The LSU football program is being penalized by the NCAA for recruiting violations. Those violations committed by the Tigers are resulting in seven penalties. 

The penalties include:

  • One year of probation.
  • A $5,000 fine (self-imposed).
  • A limit of official visits for football to 55 during the 2022-23 academic year (self-imposed).
  • A one-week prohibition against unofficial visits in the football program prior to the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year (self-imposed).
  • A one-week prohibition against recruiting communications in the football program prior to the start of the 2022-23 academic year (self-imposed).
  • A reduction of seven evaluation days in the football program during the fall 2021 evaluation period (self-imposed).
  • A three-year show-cause order for the former assistant coach. During that period, any NCAA member school employing him must restrict him from any off-campus recruiting activities unless it shows cause why the restrictions should not apply. 

"The LSU football program violated recruiting rules when a former assistant coach and former assistant director of recruiting met separately with a prospect during the COVID-19 recruiting dead period and provided the prospect with impermissible recruiting inducements, according to a decision released by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel," the NCAA announced.

Nothing too significant for the LSU football program, but it is notable. 

The Tigers, meanwhile, take on the Lobos of New Mexico this Saturday afternoon. 

LSU is 2-1 to start the 2022 season with a loss to Florida State and wins over Southern U and Mississippi State.