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WVU Reports Another Secondary Violation

WVU’s woes continue, as it is reporting yet another violation:

The Mountaineers, already under the cloud of an NCAA probe alleging five major and one secondary violation, declared another secondary violation Tuesday — independent of the initial investigation — for breaking an NCAA rule regarding the use of equipment, which is limited to helmets only, during the first two days of preseason camp Saturday and Sunday.

“We are aware that some players were wearing vests during the first two practice days,” West Virginia assistant athletic director for communications Michael Fragale told the Post-Gazette. “We are exploring further, will declare a secondary infraction and document it through the appropriate process.”

Punishments for secondary violations tend not to be particularly tough, but this violation comes at an inopportune time due to the violations that came to light last week. Various pictures from the first couple days of the Mountaineers’ training camp showed players wearing pads that they’re not allowed to wear during the first couple of camp practices.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.