The NCAA announced today that Texas A&M committed multiple infractions between January 2018 and February 2019, namely having impermissible contact with a recruit and having activities in the spring and summer periods that went over the allowable time.
They also announced the following punishments for both Jimbo Fisher and the A&M program:
- One year of probation.
- A fine of $5,000.
- A reduction in football official visits by 17 days during the 2019-20 academic year.
- An off-campus recruiting ban for the entire football coaching staff for November 2019, which reduced the permissible evaluation days for the 2019-20 academic year by 19.
- A seven-day off-campus recruiting ban for the football coaching staff for the 2020 spring off-campus recruiting period and a 10-day off-campus recruiting ban for the football coaching staff for the 2020 fall off-campus recruiting period.
- The cessation of A&M's recruitment of the prospect in question.
- A ban on recruiting any prospects from the prospect's high school for the 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-222 academic years.
- A six-month show-cause order for Jimbo Fisher. The terms of the show-cause order include a previously served nine-day ban on phone calls, emails or texts with prospects in January 2020; a reduction in off-campus recruiting contact days by three for the December 2019 through January 2020 contact period; a ban on all off-campus recruiting activities for the fall 2020 contact period; additional one-on-one rules education; and a public statement from the head coach addressing the violations.
- A six-month show-cause order for an A&M assistant coach (same conditions as for Jimbo).