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January 21, 2009 1:14 PM

Did Huskies commit possible secondary violations?

Posted by Bob Condotta

A UW spokesman has confirmed that the Washington athletic department is looking into whether the football program may have committed a secondary violation while hosting recurits over the weekend.

Specifically, the athletic department is investigating whether a violation occurred when the school set up a mock "game-day entrance'' for recruits, simulating running out of the tunnel at Husky Stadium that included smoke and noise.

Desmond Trufant, a Wilson High cornerback who committed to UW over the weekend, described the entrances in a story posted on

The spokesman said it was then brought to UW's attention that the entrances may have violated an NCAA rule that prohibits recruits from participating in any "game-day simulations.'' The matter was apparently brought to UW's attention after there was message-board discussion on about whether it may have been a violation.

It would apparently be a secondary violation and the Huskies would report it to the Pac-10 office along with a possible self-imposed penalty.

UW hosted 13 recruits over the weekend, the first visits for the staff of new coach Steve Sarkisian.

Here's the rule that UW may have violated.

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