Found December 21, 2011 on Larry Brown Sports:
PLAYERS: Mark Richt
TEAMS: Georgia Bulldogs
That Mark Richt, how dare he generously give monetary payments to members of his football staff out of his own pocket! Doesn’t he know that good deeds like that are illegal according to the NCAA handbook? Yes, Georgia coach Mark Richt committed secondary NCAA violations when he personally paid some coaches whom he felt deserved more money. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: Richt paid former recruiting assistant Charlie Cantor $10,842 over an 11-month period through March of 2011, former linebackers coach John Jancek $10,000 in the summer of 2009 and $6,150 to director of player development John Eason in July of 2010. All of the payments were made by checks from Richt’s personal bank account after UGA’s previous athletic administration declined his requests for increased compensation for those parties. What an awful human being, huh? How dare Mark Richt try to fairly compensate some of his assistants! I mean come on, what was the guy thinking? Turns out Richt’s generosity was...

Report: Dawgs' Richt paid staff from own pocket

Believing members of his football staff weren't being compensated satisfactorily, Georgia coach Mark Richt unknowingly violated NCAA rules by paying them out of his own pocket.

Who knew that being a nice guy was a secondary violation?

But once you cross that threshold, Mark Richt’s bound to be a repeat offender. And Damon Evans – what a cheap bastard.  Not for refusing to pay out the penny ante stuff that Richt eventually covered (that’s probably Michael Adams’ sanctimonious politics), but for turning it down with the knowledge that Richt was going to go ahead and pay it out of his own pocket anyway....

Georgia's Richt penalized for personal payments to staff

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: Georgia football coach Mark Richt committed what was determined to be a secondary violation of NCAA rules regarding supplemental pay for making personal payments of more than $25,000 to assistants and support staff.

Pundits say the darndest things.

Hey, whadooyakno – Pat Dooley’s puzzled by something. It's funny how Mark Richt is being praised for paying coaches out of his own pocket and Galen Hall was fired at UF for doing the same thing.— Pat Dooley (@pat_dooley) December 21, 2011 Hmm, he, ha… let’s see if the New York Times can help. Galen Hall resigned as football coach at the University of Florida today amid...

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Mike Stoops, Robert Lester, Mark Richt, and more.

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No, I’m not talking about Mark Richt and Georgia.  I’m talking about the hand that Gene Chizik now finds himself playing.  He’s gone from the man hoisting the crystal football to the man who’s overall record is being questioned again. … All due respect to a guy only a year removed from a national title, but why should anyone believe that Chizik will experience long term...

Coffee’s for closers.

I think you guys know I’m not one to follow the recruiting wars that closely here, at least not until the names are on the dotted line.  But I think it’s encouraging that Georgia sits in the middle of the conference pack in that department right now, after a season in which Mark Richt’s future has been a topic of constant debate.  (Not that anyone would be so crass as to...
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