teammates.

In the future I will know to not let anybody that is not my family pay for my meals or anything else for me. I do not want to do anything to hurt my team or my eligibility.

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August 30,2010

My name is

a student athlete at the University of South Carolina. I met'_

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by going to dinner with my teammates. It was my understanding that he was a

friend of my teammate

is the one who invited me to dinner at Blue

Marlin. At Grilled Teriyaki, it was just dinner with my teammates after practice. _

et us there.

d like a nice man, and we just talked about sports, life, school, etc. I-Ie

never gave me anything or did anything for me other than paying for my food those two times._

he never asked me for anything else.

I did not know that going out to dinner was against the rules. I used to always go out to eat back

when I was in high school so I didn't really see anything wrong with it. I did not think _ _ was a booster. He never tried to give us any gifts or money. We would just go out to

eat and just talk about the upcoming season and how exciting it is going to be. Just eating and

talking like regular people. I am a _and have only been on campus for a few months, so

I didn 't understand all of the rules. I now understand that the rules about accepting gifts apply to

small things like letting someone buy me a meal.

I did not intentionally break any NCAA rules. I did not think I was doing anything wrong by

going to dinner with

I have learned a valuable lesson, and I promise this will

not be a problem in the futue.

Thank vou. ,

August 31, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

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~ ---Olledayafter practicelwent-withthesomeofmyteammat~s--t~-G~illed Teriyaki, a restaurant near

campus. When we got there, we met a man named

didn't know who he was and still

to this day I do not really knowtoo much about him. We didn't talk at all besides us introducing

ourselves because I sat at the far end of the table talking to my teammate '_When it was time

to go everyone just left. I didn't know who picked up the check, but I'm quite sure it wasn't one of the

players. I can't tell you because I left before the bill was paid. I did not pay for my own meal.

As fa r as

ing for the food I didn't think about it as being a problem because again I

did not know anything about him. As far I could tell he was just a close friend of

l just felt that he would take them and some friends out. If I would have known that

this was going to end up being some kind of violation, I would have never put my season on the line.

This was the one and only time I have ever met

r have spoken with him. From now on

on, I will be more careful. I am a _ so I am still learning about the rules. I understood about

not taking things from people, but I honestly thought because this man was a friend of my teammates,

that it would not be a problem.

Thank you,

August 30, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is

and I have been on the University of South Carolina campus since

_Ifirstmet

at the practice field off of Bluff Road after one of the

practices during camp. The next time I saw

was at a restaurant with my

teammates. They told me we were going to eat with a guy they knew and invited me to join

them. We always go eat after practice, and I didn't see this time as any different. I drove

myself,

to dinner that night.

as there

when we arrived.

seemed like he was a good guy. We talked about football and boxing. He likes

sports just like we do. He was ~an that was very nice. I didn't think he was a booster. I

just thought he was a nice guy that was being a nice person to us. My teammates knew him, so

I didn't think much of it. I didn't think what he did was wrong in any way, because I have gone

out to eat plenty of times with people back home in my town of

me to sign anything or talked to me about things other than sports, school, etc.

I understand from our meetings that accepting things from a booster is against NCAA rules, and

I know that I am not supposed to get anything just because I am a football player. In this case, I

thought

be a friend of my teammates. I did not realize that allowing him to

buy me dinner would be a violation of NCAA rules. If I had, I would have paid for my own meal.

Sincerely,

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August 31,2010

s a cool guy at is a carolTn2i----------------fan. When we were introduced to him, I felt that he was an okay guy to hang around based off the fact

that_knew him. When he bought us dinner I really' didn't think much of it. I have been to dinner with people from back home when I was in high school, and I thought it was normal to go out with people. I felt he was just showing love a nd support.

The times that we have gone out to dinner,

usually calls because he is town. At

dinner we manly talk about life and sports. We have basic conversations. I didn't think that he was a booster, but at dinner he did say that he use to give to the program, but he doesn't anymore. I thought it was okay to go out with him because I felt I wasn't doing anything wrong. He is not giving money to the program. He is not trying to give me money. He is not an agent. He is just a nice man.

I never thought that is would be an NCAA issue, otherwise I wouldn't have went out with him.

They have talked to us about the rules, but! am

o it is all new to me. I guess! did not

understano that a small thing like letting~uying me dinner would be a problem. i understood about boosters, but I did not think of him as a booster. He seemed like just a fan.

I did not mean to violate any NCAA rules or cause any problems. This was an innocent mistake, and live learned from it.

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

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Danielle:

has repaid the remaining amount due for reinstatement. The receipt is attached,

Thanks!

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Assistant Athletics Director/ Compliance University of South Carolina

Rex Enright Athletics Center

Columbia, SC 29208

(803) 777-9179 (phone)

(803) 777-9070 (fax)

www.gamecocksonline.com.

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

Wednesday, September 01, 20107:04 PM 'Henderson, Jennifer'

SAR Request - South Carolina FB

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The SAR request we discussed regarding the extra.benefit relative to meals has been faxed to your office. As we discussed,'-'involved SA would be considered reinstated upon repayment of the amount of the benefit. They have made such repayment and are considered by the institution to be eligible for competition. Confirmation of this from SAR is requested.

Th_ student-athlet_ had involvement in separate violations involving extra benefits. The first is as part of the same scenario as the aforementione~A. The total value of benefits relative to that violation is approximately $80. The second violation occurred preenrollment and involves a benefit amount of approximatel y $25 dollars. This second violation came to light while the institution was investigating the first violation. We feel as if these violations should be considered separate, as they are violations of separate bylaws, each having its own threshold for "automatic" reinstatement upon repayment. As such, the SA could be reinstated upon repayment.

If considered together, the total value of the benefits received is approximately $105. If this is this is the position that the SAR staff takes, the institution asks for relief from any withholding penalty that might normally apply.

The SA has a lingering issue of impermissible recruiting contact associated with one occasion of provision of extra benefits. Reinstatement for this matter may only come from the SAR staff. This contact was limited and did not result in a significant recruiting advantage. It should be fairly simple to navigate.

The repon rnay appear cumbersome due to the large amount of factual information, but of all of Our currently pending cases, this is actually perhaps the most simple. Given the late notice and high volume of cases we currently have pending, we do' ask that this case receive priority treatment so that we may reach a resolution quickly, if possible. I'm not sure how or if the processing of one of our cases impacts the other, but I thought I should submit this request anyway.

Thanks again for all of your time and efforts. It is very much appreciated by all of us here at South Carolina.

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Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance University of South Carolina

Rex Enright Athletics Center

Columbia, SC 29208

(803) 777-9179 (phone)

(803) 777-9070 (fax)

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Records Request - •••• Phone July.xls; Phone July.pdf

Marcus:

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Rex Enright Athletics Center

Columbia, SC 29208

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GAMECOCK ATHLETICS

September 1,2010

CONFIDENTIAL

Ms. Jennifer Henderson

Director of Student-Athlete Reinstatement NCAA

P.O. Box 6222 Indianapolis, IN 46206

Dear Ms. Henderson:

Ibis letter is to notify you of the reinstatement of eligibility in connection with violations of NCAA bylaw 12.1.2.1.6 [Preferential Treatment, Benefits or Services] involving multiple student-athletes in the sport of Football at the University of South Carolina. This violation occurred shortly after the student-athletes enrolled as . summer school at the Uni versity in 2010. Thus, they are

and subject to the $100 minimum under SAR guidelines. accep

or meals during the summer of 20 10 paid for by an individual who is not a representati ve of the institution's athletics interests. The total value of the benefits received by each student-athlete

was less than $100. The student-athletes involved in this violation .

was also involved in an unrelated violation of [Permissible Recruiters - General Rule], and an unrelated violation of NCi-\.A bylaw 13.2.1 [Offers and Inducements - General Regulation]. The institution is requesting reinstatement of

eligibility for - at this time.

The following information was by ~cluril1g two telephone interviews conducted by the institution.

representative

University of South etics interests. He never attended the University of South

Carolina, nor has he ever purchased season tickets from or donated money to the University of

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South Carolina. other institutions in the state.

ated that he is a South Carolina fan but has connections with He attends some but not all South Carolina home football

contests, primarily when various friends invite him. general, particularly boxing, wrestling and football.

after a . igh School football game during .....

•••••• lives in the same town as ~~r

stated that he attended the game while visiting ~ after the game and offered his congratulations

. The interaction was brief.

e attended

This meal is discussed separate _ appears

representative of the University of South Carolina's athletics interests in that University records indicate he and his wife purchased season tickets for one season approximately 10 years ago,

or a brief peno talking about a vanety of subjects including sports in general. The University of South Carolina was not discussed.

Several weeks later, attended

_and began a conversation with a s

security guarclmentioned that he •••• security guard to tell text message from to call him. In response, relationship since that time. an average of once per week just to deck IIp on him, although they have not spoken for more than two weeks now.

in person sometime in June 2010, after the beginning

. contacted said be would

to 1 and

restaurant adjacent to campus. not previously met the friend and for the meal and recalls that he paid in cash.

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After lunch, e car he was driving -

that belongs to . he would like to drive

vehicle. accepted and drove the car (with . the passenger seat)

from Call' rma Dreaming to his on-campus residence hall located across the street and

approximately 0.2 miles from the restaurant. then got out of the car, and_

'_drove home.

A few weeks later, friend who had agreed to assist advised .. that he was having dinner

_to join him.

neither of whom he had

had dinner, for which paid.

dinner was approximately $15 - $20 per person.

was again in Columbia on business, accompanied by a with driving. He contacted

at Marlin, a local restaurant, and

recalls that arrived with two teammates,

end, and the student-athletes estimates that the cost of the He believes he paid by credit card.

After dinner, the standing at the car,

to drive the car (with in the passenger

resi e hall on campus, a distance 0 approximately one mile.

out of the car, and drove home.

A few weeks later, and a friend who had agreed to assist

driving were in Columbia on business. contacted

him to join them for dinner. They met at Steakhouse

approximately ten miles from campus. that

teammate with him. paid for the dinner, in cash, which he

approximately $100.00, including the tip.

with

The final time occurred several days

later after football practice. was in Colu on s, contacted

invited him to ed to meet at Grilled Teriyaki, a local rest

recalls that arrived with several teammates.

r dinner, in cash, which he estimates cost approximately $10.00 per person.

Other than paying for dinner, ted he bas never provided any student-athlete a

benefit, nor bas he asked for or receive a enefit from any student-athlete.

never drove to Columbia for the purpose of se each trip W8S necessi

business reasons.

Student-Athletes

The institution conducted interviews with each of the student-athletes involved in this violation. The institution considered information provided during those interviews in concert with the

information provided by to reach the following conclusions.

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The University of South Carolina determined that seven football student-athletes received a

meal or meals paid for by The student-athletes, the number of meals they

received, and the total valu~ of meals, are as follows:

5 meals totaling $79.78 4 meals totaling $76,09

_~_m eal_~J_QtE:_lil1g_~2L12: .

3 meals totaling $44.17

2 meals totaling $47.30

1 meal totaling $14.23

1 meal totaling $11.02

A more comprehensive chart showing the specific restaurant(s) at which each student-athlete ate, and the cost of each meal, is attached. Meal costs were determined by showing each student-athlete the menu from the restaurant in question and asking the student-athlete to designate the specific food and beverage ordered. South Carolina sales and accommodations tax of seven percent (7%) was added to the total.

Please note that s paying for a meal at the Outback Steakhouse restaurant

on only one occasion. However, four student-athletes stated .they had dil1e~ wi:h ~ ~ at the Outback Steakhouse restaurant on two occasions. The University lias included the cost of the second meal at Outback Steakhouse in calculating the total value of the benefits received.

With respect to South Carolina standard mileage

se of value of benefits received by meals received + $0.60 for use of vehic

icle, the current State of

.is .50 per mile. Thus, the value of_

is $0.60 (1.2 miles x $0.50 per mile), and from is $80.38 ($79.78 for

Pursuant to NCAA bylaw 12.l.2.l.6 [Preferential Treatment, Benefits or Services], each student-athlete repaid the value of the benefit received from as specified above, to a charity (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) on September 1, 20 . A copy of the donation recei pt for each student-athlete is included with this report. In accordance with NCAA bylaws, the University of South Carolina has reinstated the eligibility of each student-athlete,

with the exception of see below).

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The University of South Carolina determined that was involved in an unrelated

violation of NCAA bylaw 13.1.2.1 [Permissible Recruiters - General Rule].

'sit to the University of South Carolina

foot ium.

_ a supporter of the University South Carolina's athletics programs and

attends home football games. It is uncertain if he qualifies as a representative of the University of South Carolina's athletics interests; for purposes of this report, the University is considering him to be so.

According to condominium where they general conversation with

_ At some point, . and _old him he

condominium is located next to a condominium owned by

'sed that he has had no contact with'_since that time.

~onfirmed that he met . .. .. . at his condominium before the _

game. escribed his condominium as very close to the stadium, literally across the street. He said thousands of people mill about outside his condominium on game days. He said there often are 50-60 people in and around his condominium. He usually fills a cooler with bottled waters and lets people help themselves as they want.

been frien for many years, and

before or after South Carolina football games. charac

encounter with random, and the only thing he recalled saying to

was that he hoped be would attend a school in the state, either Clemson or South Carolma.

_did not recall speaking with on any other occasion.

alled speaking briefly to said there were many people present. believes

his condominium that day, though he said he did 110t arrange any meeting; he

laced bowls of snacks and beverages on tables and in a

cooler in his condominium, and helped himself to some chips and dip, and a

soda. ~stiJl1ates the e food and beverage he consumed to be less than

$5.00. He does not remember if anything to eat or drink. ~id not

know whether eceived any food or beverages while at his condo. He has no

personal knowledge but does not dispute that may have consumed a soda and

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chips, as

stated.

confirmed that he had beverages available for t the day. ~ was clear he did not

anyone present in is condominium directly give food or drink to

advised that _did not try to recruit him to attend the University of South Carolina and did not have an impact on his ultimate decision to attend the University of

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Based this information, the University has valued the benefits received b m

s $5.00. This amount was included in tal repayment obligation

and was donated to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes on 1,2010. A copy of_

onation receipt is included with this report.

The University of South Carolina determined that was involved in an unrelated

violation of NCAA bylaw 13.2.1 [Offers and Inducements - General Regulation].

According to . he first met

player. His friendship with

before he became an accomplished football arose from his work

Sometime after signed his National Letter of Intent but before he enrolled at the

University (j.e., while he was still a prospect), ~nvited him and his home

for dinner. ~beJieves he served grilled chicken, hamburgers e could not

recall the amount be spent on the food but said it was minimal.

and he stated he was careful in his dealings because he did not want to cause him any problems. He was aprospect where he learned ,NCAA rules precluded him from attend a football game with a friend and the friend's

s 1110 er was a uate said his interest in ~

nothing to clo with the University and instead is the result of their believes the fact he did not discuss ere drawn to him.

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The University believes there is a reasonable argument that the food and beverages_

provided to did not constitute impermissible benefits. Given the

time constraints, however, iversity has treated these meals as if they were impermissible

and included them in the total value for We have valued the benefits based upon

the actual cost to _ not what it ave cost the family had they purchased the items

at a restaurant. We believe a value of $15-20 total is reasonable. The amount of $20.00 was

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A copy of -- donation receipt is

Conclusion

Consistent with NCAA regulations, the University of South Carolina reinstated the eli student -athletes

has educated benefits.

regarding NCAA

govermng extra

The institution respectfully requests immediate reinstatement of eligibility for at this time. The value of benefits received by~xceeds the $100 threshold rei~statement for current student-athl; •• r.ment ~$_105.3~). However, the .violation of NCAA bylaw 13.2.1 occurred when was still considered a prospective studentathlete, and a different dollar limit would apply to that circumstance. In treating these as separate incidents, ~ould be reinstated upon full repayment. eligibility is also affected by his involvement in a violation of NCAA bylaw 13.1.2.1

~ontact with - was brief and did not result in a significant recruiting

advantage for the University of South Carolina. ontact with _ occurred after - had signed his National Letter of Intent and did no~ recruiting.

as specified above

($80.38), plus the value of the benefit received from , plus the value of the

benefit he and his family received from a total of $105.38, to the

Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Sept er 1, 20 I O. A copy of the donation is included

with this report. With respect to the amount of the repayment ($105.38), the University believes that the value of the benefit received from '_$20.00) occurred pre-enrollment and, consistent with NCAA Division I Student Athlete Reinstatement Guidelines, should not be counted toward the $100.00 threshold for purposes of determining if withholding from competition is appropriate. In the event SAR determines that the $20.00 benefit received from

'_shouJcl be counted toward the $100.00 threshold, the University respectfully requests relief from the standard penalties outlines in the NCAA Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Guidelines due to the circumstances of this matter.

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Thank you in advance for your consideration of this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (803) 777-9179 or jstilcs(cD,sc.eclu with any questions orrequests for additional information.

Sincerely,

Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance

cc: Dr. Harris Pastides, President

Dr. Zach Kelehear, Faculty Athletics Representative Mr. Terry Parham, University General Counsel

Mr. Eric Hyman, Director of Athletics

Mr. Mike Slive, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference

Mr. Greg Sankey, Associate Commissioner, Southeastern Conference

By entering my Student 10 in the box/ I indicate my understanding of the information shown and provided on this form, and it is my intent to be signing the reco rd. 1 certify that my answers are complete and correct and that any fraudulent information may make me ineligible for intercollegiate athletic

compe titian and or athletically related financial aid at University of South Carolina. I understand that University of South Carolina may share this information with the NCAA and that a photocopy of this authorization shall be as valid as an original.

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August 30, 2010

To whom this may concern

My name is~et

through my friend

I admit

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I did go out to eat with

a couple times, I did not think I was doing anything

wrong by going out to eat with him. I just thought he was being a nice man. Every time I did go

out to eat with him, he would ask how football was going and how everything was coming

along. He never talked about anything that gave me a bad vibe about him. He never ask me for

anything, and I have never taken anything from him, other than letting him pay for my dinner.

He is a good Christian man, and you can tell he is very blessed. He is ~Id. Not only is

he .... he also has

ich does not allow him to do certain things.

I did not intend to do anything wrong or break any NCAA rules. I understood the rules about

not taking things from boosters, but I was not thinking of dinner in that way. Now I know not to

go any place or accept anything from someone I do not know or have not known for a long

tirne. 'apologize for any trouble I have caused to my team or my school. It was not intentional.

Thank von for understanding.

August 30,2010

To Whom It May Concern:

is a real nice guy. He is a'_' that is about,~He has the same type of

My first impressions of~ere that he

looked like a regular guy that was just being nice to some kids. I really don't have a reason why

he would buy us dinner. I'mjust thinking he was being nice and just picked up the tab. I know

for a fact that~ot a booster. Ifhe was then I wouldn't have gone to dinner with him

because I know that would've been the wrong thing to do. In would've known that just going to

eat with a guy that's not in your family or a close friend wasn't the right thing to do then I

wouldn't have put myself in that situation. At dinner, we did not have discussions about any

agents or anything like that. It was just about sports in general and current events. To be honest;

I didn't think this would be an NCAA issue because I wasn't taking anything from him and he

didn't offer me anything nor ask me for anything. T been on campus for about

I'm new to everything and learning all the rules and what to do a not to do as T go. I thought I

understood about boosters and extra benefits, but now I understand that the rules are 11101'13

specific than I thought. I did not mean to break any rules, or hurt myself or my team. Thank you

for understanding.

Sincerely,

August 31,2010

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To Whom It May Concern,

s one of the nicest men I have ever met in my life. He is a great Christian man

with a principle he lives by everyday and that is simply doing the right thing. The first time I

met him I was still in high school.

He came

over when my family and ~ere having dinner. He was just seemed like a real

genuine person. We talked about football basically the whole time. To be in his _ he still

knew a lot about the game and we had a great time talking. Before he left we excha nged

telephone numbers and have been keeping in touch sense then.

I call

him and check up on him every once in a while as he does me the same way.

a person that needs nothing and wants nothing from anybody. He is truly blessed and does not

Ileeu d coin. When he was in town this summer, he would ask if I was hungry, and we would go

out to eat. I would invite some of my friends because he told me that I could do so.

We went out to eat five times over the summer, and he paid for the food for all of us every

time. I did not think~as a booster or a member of the gamecock club so I

obviously thought nothing was wrong with this situation. I thought that everything would be

fine. I considered him someone I met back home and did not understand that to be a problem.

I meant no harm in what happened. I did not mean to cause problems for myself or my

teammates. In the future I will know to not let anybody that is not my family pay for my meals or anything else for me. I do not want to do anything to hurt my team or my eligibility.

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My name is

a student athlete at the University of South Carolina. I met'_

by going to dinner with my teammates. It was my understanding that he was a

friend of my teammate

is the one who invited me to dinner at Blue

Marlin. At Grilled Teriyaki, it was just dinner with my teammates after practice. _

et us there.

med like a nice man, and we just talked about sports, life, school, etc. He

never gave me anything or did anything for me other than paying for my food those two times._

never asked me for anything else.

I did not know that going out to dinner was against the rules. I used to always go out to eat back

when I was in high school so I didn't really see anything wrong with it. I did not think~ ..... was a booster. He never tried to give us any gifts or money. We would just go out to

eat and just talk about the upcoming season and how exciting it is going to be. Just eating and

talking like regular people. I am a _and have only been on campus for a few months, so

T didn 't understand all of the rules. I now understand that the rules about accepting gifts apply to

small things like letting someone buy me a meal.

I did not intentionally break any NCAA rules. I did not think I was doing anything wrong by

going to dinner With

. I have learned a valuable lesson, and 1 promise this will

not be a problem in the futue.

Thank vou .•

August 31,2010

To Whom It May Concern:

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---------bnedayafterpracti-ce Iwent withtEesO-me of myt~ammat~s to -G7iIi;ci TeriY~ki, a restaurant near

campus. When we got there, we met a man named~ didn't know who he was and still

to this day I do not really know too much about him. We didn't talk at all besides us introducing

ourselves because I sat at the far end of the table talking to my teammate _When it was time

to go everyone just left. I didn't know who picked up the check, but I'm quite sure it wasn't one of the

players. I can't tell you because I left before the bill was paid. I didnot pay for my own meal.

Asfaras

paying for the food I didn't think about it as being a problem because again I

did not know anything about him. As far I could tell he was just a close friend of

I just felt that he would take them and some friends out. If I would have known that

this was going to end up being some kind of violation, I would have never put my season on the line.

This was the one and only time I have evel" met

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or have spoken with him. From now on

on, I willbe more careful. I am a _ so I am still learning about the rules. I understood about

not taking things from people, but I honestly thought because this man was a friend of my teammates,

that it would not be a problem.

Thank you,

August 30,2010

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is

and I have been on the University of South Carolina campus since

_Ifirstmet

at the practice field off of Bluff Road after one of the

practices during camp. The next time I saw

was at a restaurant with my

teammates. They told me we were going to eat with a guy they knew and invited me to join

them. We always go eat after practice, and I didn't see this time as any different. I drove

myself,

to dinner that night.

as there

when we arrived.

eemed like he was a good guy. We talked about football and boxing. He likes

sports just like we do. He was ~an that was very nice. I didn't think he was a booster. I

just thought he was a nice guy that was being a nice person to us. My teammates knew him, so

I didn't think much of it. I didn't think what he did was wrong in any way, because I have gone

out to c:Clt plenty of times with people back home in my town of

e never asked

me to sign anything or talked to me about things other than sports, school, etc.

I understand from our meetings that accepting things from a booster is against NCAA rules, and

I know that I am not supposed to get anythingjust because I am a football player. In this case, I

though

be a friend of my teammates. I did not realize that allowing him to

buy me dinner would be a violation of NCAA rules. If I had, I would have paid for my own meal.

August 31,2010

fan, When we were introduced to him, I felt that he was an okay guy to hang around based off the fact

that_knew him, When he bought us dinner I really didn't think much of it. I have been to dinner

with people from back home when I was in high school, and I thought it was normal to go out with

people, I felt he was just showing love and support.

The times that we have gone out to dinner,

usually calls because he is town, At

dinner we manly talk about life and sports, We have basic conversations, I didn't think that he was a

booster, but at dinner he did say that he use to give to the program, but he doesn't anymore, I thought

it was okay to go out with him because I felt I wasn't doing anything wrong, He is not giving money to

the program, He is not trying to give me money, He is not an agent. He is just a nice man,

I never thought that is would be an NCAA issue, otherwise I wouldn't have went out with him,

TheV have talked to us about the rules, but! am

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so it is all new to me, I guess! did not

Ulidcista!!I_: .hat a small thing like Ictting~uying me dinner would be a problem,

understood about boosters, but I did not think of him as a booster, He seemed like just a fan,

I did not mean to violate any NCAA rules or cause any problems, This was an innocent mistake,

and I've learned from it.

The heartand soul in sports'

September 1, 2010

University of South Carolina Football Williams-Brice Stadium

George Rogers Boulevard

Columbia, SC 29201

RE:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

This is to verify receipt of $ . /$~{)t) as contribution to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

An additional receipt will be sent from Kansas City, MO upon processing of donation.

Sincerely,

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Office Manager'

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University of South Carolina Football Williams-Brice Stadium

George Rogers Boulevard

Columbia, SC 29201

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This is to verify receipt of $ !.f>'-:t)O as contribution to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

An additional receipt will be sent from Kansas City, MO upon processing of donation.

Sincerely,

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An additional receipt will be sent from Kansas City, MO upon processing of donation,

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The heart and soul in sports:

September 1,2010

University of South Carolina Football Williams-Brice Stadium

George Rogers Boulevard

Columbia, SC 29201

RE:

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An additional receipt will be sent from Kansas City, MO upon processing of donation.

Sincerely,

((1e~·-

Rita Renedo

Office Manager

The heart and soul in sports:

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

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Danielle:

has repaid the remaining amount due for reinstatement. The receipt is attached.

Thanks!

f~g~

Assistant Athletics Director/ Compliance University of South Carolina

Rex Enright Athletics Center

Columbia, SC 29208

(803) 777-9179 (phone)

(803) 777-9070 (fax)

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Sincerely]

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Rita Renedo

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

Wednesday, September 01, 20107:04 PM 'Henderson, Jennifer'

SAR Request - South Carolina FB

The SAR request we discussed regarding the extra benefit relative to meals has been faxed to your office. As we discussed, ~involved SA would be considered reinstated upon repayment of the amount of the benefit. They have made such repayment and are considered by the institution to be eligible for competition. Confirmation of this from SAR is requested.

Th~student~ath~et_ had involvement in separate violations involving extra benefi ts. The first IS as part of the same scenario as the aforementione~A. The total value of benefits relative to that violation is approximately $80. The second violation occurred preenrollment and involves a benefit amount of approximately $25 dollars. This second violation came to light while the institution was investigating the first violation. We feel as if these violations should be considered separate, as they are violations of separate bylaws, each having its own threshold for "automatic" reinstatement upon repayment. As such, the SA could be reinstated upon repayment.

If considered together, the total value of the benefits received is approximately $105. If this is this is the position that the SAR staff takes, the institution asks for relief from any withholding penalty that might normally apply.

The SA has a lingering issue of impermissible recruiting contact associated with one occasion of provision of extra benefits. Reinstatement for this matter may only come from the SAR staff. This contact was limited and did not result in a significant recruiting advantage. It should be fairly simple to navigate.

The rp)lnrt n~a.y appear cumbersome due to the large amount of factual information, but of all of our currently pending cases, this is actually perhaps the most simple. Given the late notice and high volume of cases we currently have pending, we do ask that this case receive priority treatment so that we may reach a resolution quickly, if possible. I'm not sure how or if the processing of one of our cases impacts the other, but I thought I should submit this request anyway.

Thanks again for all of your time and efforts. It is very much appreciated by all of us here at South Carolina.

~Y~

Assistant Athletics Director/Compliance University of South Carolina

Rex Enright Athletics Center

Columbia, SC 29208

(803) 777-9179 (phone)

(803) 777-9070 (fax)

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

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SCOTT, JENNIFER

Wednesday, August 04,20104:03 PM 'mwilson@ncaa,org'

Records Request - + ALL Phone .luly.xls: Phone July.pdt

Marcus:

Attached please find the July cell phone records you requested for I attest that

these call records have not been tampered with in any way during the course of downloading.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

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Columbia, SC 29208

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