According to documents provided to Cleveland.com, Ohio State self-reported a violation after Urban Meyer gave the phone to Tim Tebow to speak with a recruit. According to the Buckeyes, Clifton Garrett called Meyer (which is allowed) while Meyer was having lunch with a few friends and one of his most famous former players.
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.
We believe this is the first rule Tebow has ever broken in his life and it was obviously an accident. OSU officials found out about the incident after Garrett tweeted about speaking to Tebow.
Ohio State voluntarily stopped contact with Garrett for two weeks and provided Meyer with more education on recruiting rules, according to their report. Garrett ended up deciding to attend LSU and apparently thinks the whole Tebow thing is hilarious: He tweeted a story about the self-reported violation this week.
Read more about Ohio State's self-reported violations at Cleveland.com.