It's been years since Tim Tebow assisted in the decimation of Ohio State on the sport's grandest stage, yet even in March 2013, Tebow was finding new ways to hurt the Buckeyes.
As first reported by the venerable Doug Lesmeries of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, here's an excerpt from the official report to the NCAA:
Upon receiving the call, Coach Meyer informed Garrett that he was on vacation and having lunch with friends and family, including Tim Tebow. Garrett asked Coach Meyer if he could wish Tebow good luck on the upcoming season. Coach Meyer handed the phone to Tebow and Garrett conversed with Tebow for approximately eight seconds. Coach Meyer stated that no recruiting conversation occurred, there was no intent to have Tebow recruit on behalf of Ohio State and he, in fact, did not recruit on behalf of Ohio State.
Çoach Meyer reported that Garrett was not instructed to call by anyone from the Ohio State football staff and that neither he nor Tebow had any other communication with any other prospects during the lunch. Coach Meyer further indicated that Tebow has never spoken with any other prospective Ohio State student-athletes. Coach Meyer understands that the communication between Garrett and Tebow was an error on his part. However, he was adamant that it was a reflexive, courteous action rather than an intentional attempt to involve Tim Tebow in the recruiting process.
The violation was uncovered when Garett tweeted about the conversation. (He ended up at LSU, for those wondering.)
And yes, there's already a man with seven followers who is starting to piece together Urban Meyer's history of crime:
Tim Tebow violates NCAA rules during call with Ohio State recruit http://t.co/uDgFiv8oZ1 Urban Meyer linked to MORE recuiting violations!
— BHingst (@BPaul84) February 27, 2014