Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon responds to Mark Hollis' tweet to Trey Burke
Hours after Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis offered up some Twitter advice to Michigan basketball point guard Trey Burke, Dave Brandon weighed in.
The Michigan athletic director described Hollis' action as inappropriate, but not totally harmful.
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"Mark Hollis had good intentions-but made a mistake," Brandon wrote. "Not appropriate to tweet one of our student-athletes. Won't happen again. End of story."
Earlier in the day, Hollis reached out to Burke on Twitter with regard to the Wolverine point guard's current decision on whether he'll return to Michigan or opt for the NBA draft.
"My advice," Hollis wrote, "believe in YOUR heart & mind, everything else is interference. People seek u out is better than those that seek u."
According to the Lansing State Journal, Hollis and Brandon spoke about the situation Wednesday.
There is an NCAA bylaw outlawing contact between a student-athlete and a school staff member from a separate institution, but it has to do with student-athletes seeking a transfer.
NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199, "Four-Year College Prospects" reads as follows:
An athletics staff member or other representative of the institution's athletics interests shall not make contact with the student-athlete of another NCAA or NAIA four-year collegiate institution, directly or indirectly, without first obtaining the written permission of the first institution's athletics director (or an athletics administrator designated by the athletics director) to do so, regardless of who makes the initial contact. If permission is not granted, the second institution shall not encourage the transfer and the institution shall not provide athletically related financial assistance to the student-athlete until the student- athlete has attended the second institution for one academic year. If permission is granted to contact the student-athlete, all applicable NCAA recruiting rules apply.
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