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Georgia Tech Violations Hit Demaryius Thomas

Even though Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is no longer subject to the NCAA, the governing body of college athletics still has its uses for the former Georgia Tech wide receiver. On Thursday, the school's basketball and football programs were placed on probation and received several self-imposed penalties for eligibility violations of Thomas and one other player. Allegedly, Thomas received impermissible benefits that amounted to $312. Thomas denies having accepted any of this.

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What makes this a bit worse for Tech, which had previously received penalties for infractions, is that the school reportedly knew that Thomas had questionable eligibility but still decided to play him over the last three games of the season. Buh-bye ACC title and Orange Bowl loss (kind of a wash on the last point).

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Certainly this isn't on the level of what has happened with the Ohio State Buckeyes and the North Carolina Tar Heels over the last few years, but the NCAA is certainly doing its job of making sure its laws are followed. That the laws need some sort of adjustment, well, we're still waiting for that.

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