Two former LSU football players placed wagers between themselves regarding their performance in games throughout the season, but no penalty was assessed to the university or the players.
That was one of several secondary violations that the LSU football team reported to the NCAA in the past year, according to documents obtained by The Advocate on Friday through an open records request.
The university did not release the players’ names or any more details of the violation, including in which season it occurred. The violation was sent to the NCAA on Aug. 12, 2013, meaning it likely occurred during the 2012 season.
No payments were made for the wagers, according to the document. The NCAA enforcement staff requested the school file an official secondary violation, the document says.
LSU reported about 15 secondary violations to the NCAA over the past year, many of them minor issues. For instance, last August, a football player tweeted to a recruit about attending LSU, and several other players retweeted the message — a violation.
There were more serious violations reported, but all of them were considered minor.
On Aug. 19, a violation was reported of a player receiving “extra benefit.” He was withheld from competition, required to complete community service and to repay the extra benefit to charity. The Advocate reported last month that center Elliott Porter was suspended for the first two games of the season for being overpaid for a summer job, according to multiple sources.
Also on Aug. 19, a player participated in eight hours of summer activity “while not being enrolled in the institution or meeting the academic exception.” As a result, the staff was “educated regarding summer activity.”