ESPN’s Darren Rovell May Have Accidentally Revealed A Recruiting Violation By Pitt On Twitter

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ESPN reporter Darren Rovell spends most of his days tweeting random sports related content on Twitter and it appears that he may have snitched on an ACC school while going about his daily routine.

Yesterday, Rovell paid Pitt coaches a compliment on Twitter after they showed up to the Fort Myers News-Press’ newsroom during a photoshoot of top Florida talent in the area earlier this week.

Unfortunately, Rovell may have screwed the school by unwittingly revealing a recruiting violation.

James Madison University compliance director Matt Varnadoe pointed out that Rovell may have accidentally snitched on the school with his Tweet.

13.10.1 Presence of Media During Recruiting Contact. A member institution shall not permit a media entity to be present during any recruiting contact made by an institution’s coaching staff member. [D] (Adopted: 1/9/96, Revised: 1/14/97)

The NCAA’s Division I legislation makes it clear that the media can’t be present during a school official’s recruiting contact as Varnadoe explains in the following tweets.

Neither Pitt or the NCAA have yet to comment on the potential recruiting violation.

Pretty “boss move” by Rovell to randomly point out recruiting violations while tweeting out nonsense that no one cares about.

h/T The Big Lead

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