Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who is also a Michigan football booster, committed a minor NCAA violation this weekend when he tweeted his support to a 5-star prospect who committed to the school.
Because of Twitter’s popularity–athletes and recruits are constantly on the social media site–the NCAA instituted some rules to prevent boosters from communicating with recruits on Twitter.
— dick costolo (@dickc) July 29, 2013
That, per NCAA rules, is a minor infraction because Campbell has not yet signed his letter of intent with the university. As CBS Sports explained, “According to one of the roughly billion rules the NCAA has, a booster is not allowed to contact a recruit until after the recruit has signed his letter of intent with the school. Not in person, not on the phone and not on social media.”