Twitter CEO, a Michigan Booster, Commits NCAA Violation on Twitter

July 29, 2013 at 1:07p    by Jason Priestas    
31 Comments
Oops

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a booster for the school. Which means he's technically not allowed to contact a recruit until after the recruit has signed his national letter of intent with the school.

Here he is doing just that, reaching out to future Wolverines Wilton Speight and George Campbell. On the service he runs.

Oops.

It's a secondary violation, meaning Michigan will report it and nothing will come of it, but as far as secondary violations go, this one is pretty great.


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3GB's picture

*Reads Post*
The CEO is a UM grad?
*Deletes Twitter from phone forever*

+4 HS
GoBucks713's picture

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
In other news, I now have to delete my twitter account.

-The Aristocrats!

UrbanCulture's picture

*Instantly deletes twitter account now that he knows the origins of the site*

Jason Priestas's picture

If it means anything, Twitter was created long before Costolo arrived. They hired him for leadership, first as COO, and then as CEO, once it was established. So, basically, he didn't have anything to do with the magic of creating Twitter.

However, he did help create FeedBurner, which later sold to Google, so that's something.

Poison nuts's picture

*Reinstalls Twitter*

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

AndyVance's picture

Off-topic tech question, Jason: Speaking of feeds and Google, I'm one of those poor saps still grumbling about the death of Google Reader. Do you have any recommendations for an appropriate replacement service?

GoBucks713's picture

Also, no more game day donuts for him either.

-The Aristocrats!

Deadly Nuts's picture

That violation is just stupid.... It's great that that it happened to ttun but it's stupid. Just because you are a booster means you cannot contact a recruit. What If he's a neighbor?

LEBRON

osu07asu10's picture

It's the whole Michael Oher debate.  If you have a relationship with an individual or particular recruit, you must prove that relationship is legit and not arranged to skirt the rules.

If you have a prior relationship, then you can contact and talk with that recruit. 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

shortbus20's picture

Geeze  I don't know...maybe walk over and talk to him...lol

  • shortbus20
Buckeye in Illini country's picture

While I do not use Twitter, deleting it from your phone because the CEO is a scUM grad is just like saying the woman below is not attractive because she is a scUM fan.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

GoBucks713's picture

Brooklyn Decker>>>>>>>Kate Upton

-The Aristocrats!

Buckeye in Illini country's picture

Debatable, but if you are picking between the two, you have already won.

Columbus to Pasadena: 35 hours.  We're on a road trip through the desert looking for strippers and cocaine... and Rose Bowl wins!

Dr. House's picture


upvoted and boom awarded

hit_the_couch's picture

That mole and her mustache doesn't do it for me. For the rest, I guess it's a good thing they put 3 inches of make-up and 400 watts of incandescent lighting on her.
 
I have seen hotter chicks running around CSCC and tOSU campuses.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

buck-I.8's picture

I bet they're all just itching to have sex with you

hit_the_couch's picture

Nope, just don't get why people salivate all over her. 
I see I made a few people upset that already had a mind/ visual date with her and their hand.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

buck-I.8's picture

Yeah, I actually agree with you, it's just that I like to mock people. It's my own little niche here at 11w, you'll learn to love it.

Hovenaut's picture

Tell me he finds this out courtesy of the 11W staff and this article and this rachets up the hilarity to new heights.

We on.....but not tweeting, just as a friendly reminder.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

[Pats self on back for never having twitter]

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

OurHonorDefend09's picture

I CAN'T BELIEVE URBAN TATTLED AGAIN. WHAT A JERK.

Don't give up... Don't ever give up.

hit_the_couch's picture

This makes michigan a repeat offender. Bowl ban coming at you.
 
Oh how I wish it would happen to scum.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

AeroBuckeye2001's picture

Oh please tell me that Urbz turned them in...

The Ohio State University Class of 2001
BS Aero & Astronautical Engineering

Haybucks's picture

Not unless UFM is Evil Bert on Twitter.  

I love evil Bert too!

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

Knarcisi's picture

Maybe a dumb question, but should we be careful with Meechy on here?  Or, does Twitter constitute direct contact like a phone call/text, and this is considered a messageboard.  Many of us are boosters.  Again, don't hate, just want to be clear. 

Haybucks's picture

ARE YOU A BOOSTER?

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
- Edward Gibbon
 

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Cheating asses!  I KNEW IT!!! 

Class of 2010.

Idaho Helga's picture

What a stupid Twit. 

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Those cheatin @#@$ @$$# %%%@#@.  I knew it!!

spqr2008's picture

In response to Knarcisi
I want the NCAA to come after me as a booster.  If they can define someone who hasn't donated to tOSU's athletic department and isn't in the Alumni Association (I've got to earn enough money to donate first) as a booster, then I'll merely sue the living hell out of them for violating my first amendment rights while taking taxpayer money (since money is fungible, and many athletic departments can't pay for themselves, a lot of federal money ends up in NCAA hands, however indirectly).  I have never signed a document stating that I was either a booster, or that my speech could be regulated by a private organization due to my fandom.  Now, if I was still in school at Ohio State, then I guess they could go after me on the student code of conduct, but they really don't want to go there, because there are a lot of very powerful organizations that would back a student being harassed by the NCAA over their speech with a prospective student.