Boom! Derek Dooley got lesson how to use phone after secondary violation on Facebook

Turns out Derek Dooley knows how to Facebook.

The Tennessee coach even has it on his mobile phone, but has, on at least one occasion, pushed the wrong button.

For that, he was forced to report an NCAA secondary violation, according to documents obtained by the News Sentinel.

Dooley violated NCAA bylaw 13.4.1.2 on June 3 when he inadvertently posted a message on four-star high school tight end Nick O’Leary’s Facebook wall.

According to the bylaw, “electronically transmitted correspondence that may be sent to a prospective student-athlete (or the prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians) is limited to electronic mail and facsimiles.”

This secondary violation, coupled with another recently learned self-reported transgression involving 26 football players receiving improper benefits from Bar Knoxville, constitute the first known violations involving the UT football team since Dooley took over as coach in January. Under Lane Kiffin in 2009, the Vols committed at least six secondary violations.

According to the report, which was filed Aug. 11 and drafted by associate athletic director for compliance Brad Bertani, Dooley had been “permissibly communicating” with O’Leary through the e-mail function on Facebook. When he received an e-mail from O’Leary on June 3, Dooley, using a Motorola Droid, mistakenly sent his message to O’Leary’s wall, which, depending on how O’Leary configured his privacy settings, could be viewed by all 500 million Facebook members.

The wall posting has since been deleted.

UT and Dooley became aware of the mistake when the SEC notified it of a potential violation. When informed, Dooley and his staff were not allowed to contact O’Leary through any type of medium for two weeks.

O’Leary was not aware that Dooley’s wall message was impermissible, according to the report. Dooley, meanwhile, was “well aware” that it was a violation to post on a prospect’s wall and does not have a track record of doing it in the past.

Dooley’s message was not “a typical wall posting one would make on Facebook” and “is more consistent with a private, personal e-mail,” according to a list of mitigating factors in the report.

Dooley was instructed not to use his phone to respond to Facebook messages and was set to receive “technical instruction in the use of the Facebook application on his mobile phone.” Education of NCAA bylaw 13.4.1.2 was also provided to his entire staff.

Dooley is the sole proprietor of his Facebook account and does not allow other members of his staff to access it, according to the report.

O’Leary, who attends Dwyer High in West Palm Beach, Fla., is considered the nation’s top tight end in the Class of 2011, according to Rivals.com. He is no longer considering the Vols and is set to announce his college decision at the Army All-American Game in San Antonio on Jan. 8.

Andrew Gribble covers Tennessee football and recruiting. He may be reached at 865-342-6327. Follow him at http://twitter.com/Andrew_Gribble and http://blogs.knoxnews.com/gribble/

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SEAL_9821 writes:

This society is becoming a complete joke. The NCAA needs to re-evaulate the handbook on recruiting violations because with the use of computers,facebook, texting,emails,etc taking over the 21st century, a coach won't be able to do anything without committing a violation. America is becoming so politically correct.

tnsportsman writes:

This NCAA BS is a JOKE in 2010! Makes me want to Puke regardless of which school is involved! The NCAA time is up and they will be replaced once University Presidents starts feeling it in the withholding of donations!

Its Time for a new updated and high tech government body with sweeping rules changes!

The NCAA makes the Federal Government look like a well run private business with their bureaucratic BS!

GO VOLS, WE ARE UT

UTVOLSRROCKN writes:

in response to tnsportsman:

This NCAA BS is a JOKE in 2010! Makes me want to Puke regardless of which school is involved! The NCAA time is up and they will be replaced once University Presidents starts feeling it in the withholding of donations!

Its Time for a new updated and high tech government body with sweeping rules changes!

The NCAA makes the Federal Government look like a well run private business with their bureaucratic BS!

GO VOLS, WE ARE UT

Triple AMEN! It was an honest mistake that can be easily made. Dooley owned up to it, was punished....SO GET OVER YOURSELVES!

What you gonna report next? Pat Summitt went to the bathroom and didn't wash her hands? JEZZ!

SmokeyDayAfternoon writes:

So, you can't post something on someones FaceBook wall, but you can give their Father $180,000?

VolunteerLifer writes:

NCAA is a ninny.

GerryOP writes:

Ahhh ... KNS? Do your writers, and I use the word "writers" loosely, get a bonus if the words "... according to documents obtained by the News Sentinel ..." appear in their article? I mean really guys, would it deflate your egos and pride too much to simply state "UT reported a secondary violation concerning..." or "...a secondary violation was committed when..." without adding the self-stroking puffery?

keepitreal4vols writes:

NCAA has lost credibility. They let a parent pimp their kids for $180,000 cash. A email should be the least of their worries.

ETownVol writes:

"That government governs best which governs least." Think Thomas Jefferson said that. Holds true for sports sanctioning bodies as well, I believe. The NCAA is a joke. Too many stupid, nit-picky rules. Get over it.

ORANGUTANVOL writes:

I DON'T CARE if its political correct but them ncaa liberels with there facts telling me whats write and wrong and counting it all up. Get them kids to come to UT on the facebooks if you want to coach.

GerryOP writes:

in response to keepitreal4vols:

NCAA has lost credibility. They let a parent pimp their kids for $180,000 cash. A email should be the least of their worries.

The NCAA is so angry at Calvin Newton that they are going to suspend Bruce Pearl for a year.

RussellP (Inactive) writes:

Am I the only one reading this article who doesn't know what a Facebook "wall" is? LOL...well, at least I know what LOL means, so maybe I am not that ancient.

Volchief writes:

in response to GerryOP:

The NCAA is so angry at Calvin Newton that they are going to suspend Bruce Pearl for a year.

Cecil, not Calvin. But hilarious nonetheless

CarlChilders writes:

in response to SEAL_9821:

This society is becoming a complete joke. The NCAA needs to re-evaulate the handbook on recruiting violations because with the use of computers,facebook, texting,emails,etc taking over the 21st century, a coach won't be able to do anything without committing a violation. America is becoming so politically correct.

Yep. Only the words "is becoming" should be replaced with "has become". The political correctness tidal wave started in the 90's when we could no longer say the word "Indian", of which my wife is one and proud to use the term herself.

newtonrail writes:

I recently got a new cell phone, and I've hit the wrong button twice today, transmitting to wrong person or entity. Partly my problem is not using my glasses though.

MiserableFloridaVol writes:

So Screwed Up!!!

Lostvolinhighweeds writes:

in response to RussellP:

Am I the only one reading this article who doesn't know what a Facebook "wall" is? LOL...well, at least I know what LOL means, so maybe I am not that ancient.

"Am I the only one reading this article who doesn't know what a Facebook "wall" is?"
No, you're not.

bigtimevol writes:

Think NCAA is a tad paranoid about letting the genie out of the bottle on all this "web content"...NO way to keep track of all this...or to keep track of what one shouldn't do.

desfpvol13 writes:

in response to ORANGUTANVOL:

I DON'T CARE if its political correct but them ncaa liberels with there facts telling me whats write and wrong and counting it all up. Get them kids to come to UT on the facebooks if you want to coach.

Ummmm, well.....okay never mind.

I agree with you about Dooley and about the NCAA being a fascist (okay, fine, that MIGHT be going too far) organization.

So, I'll leave it at that.

desfpvol13 writes:

in response to SmokeyDayAfternoon:

So, you can't post something on someones FaceBook wall, but you can give their Father $180,000?

That's a good one.

desfpvol13 writes:

in response to GerryOP:

The NCAA is so angry at Calvin Newton that they are going to suspend Bruce Pearl for a year.

So is that. Would be even funnier if it wasn't absolutely true.

ThurmondEppy writes:

in response to newtonrail:

I recently got a new cell phone, and I've hit the wrong button twice today, transmitting to wrong person or entity. Partly my problem is not using my glasses though.

I inadvertently "butt dialed" my ex-girlfriend today. I gotta lay off that fiber.

hcjournals#206623 writes:

Ok, let me post this.....Stupid. Communication is vastly over regulated in all of this recruiting phooey. if a coach calls too much the student says back off. bottom line. they are trying to regulate how much water goes through a fish's gills....heyu, I'm proud of myself for that....It can't be done. The NCAA is overwhelmed, i guarantee it. story will come out eventually...

hcjournals#206623 writes:

By the way, the newest term out there:

Butt hurt. "She was really butt hurt after that phone call"....

Just trying to keep you sleestacks up to date....hehehehe

UTVOLSRROCKN writes:

in response to UofTNFan:

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Agree! Starting the headline with "BOOM" is distasteful and disgusting for a face book violation.

Now if the headline was about Tyler Bray transfering, I could see a "BOOM" on that one.
We started a "Fire Hooker" campaign, looks like we now need a "Fire Gribble" campaign! He took great joy in the two articles that he posted tonight.

AtLannaVol writes:

"we are all Butt Dust" my favorite comment from a preacher......I agree. We are all Butt Dust. Rarely has a comment from a poet said it all so clearly.

KSTC

John_10065 writes:

This just in!

Another potential NCAA violation has been reported when a coach on UT football staff member was found standing up wind of a rival recruiter talking to a potential UT recruit.

The NCAA has noted that just being up wind does not constitute a violation by itself. However, they are looking into rumors that the coach was seen eating White Castles and bean burritos several hours before. A NCAA investigator stated, "If it's found that the UT assistant was passing foul emanations during the conversation and caused interference through olfactory means, we would consider that as a serious breech of our rules."

The assistant coach denied comment other than stating he is found of White Castles and burritos.

VOLINTN64 writes:

If Cam Newton had came to UT you can bet your sweet behind the NCAA would have given us THE DEATH PENALTY.He certainly would not have been given the benefit of the doubt by ESPN and certainly would not have won the Heisman.The NCAA,The Refs and ESPN love to hate on THE UNIVERSITY of TENNESSEE.They never handle our violations or call our games fairly.Its not whining its a fact and as obvious as the fact Cam Newton knew his father was pimping him out.He certainly did'nt convince me or a lot of others in his ESPN interview that he was innocent.He sounded like Mark McGuire in front of Congress if you ask me.CDD is the most frank and honest ambassador our University could ever hire.He will bring back honor to our University in spite of KNS.

BustaRhymes writes:

Not OK to post on FaceBook... is OK to auction off your son to Auburn... Hmmm... perhaps CDD should try eBay?

Tennfan4075 writes:

The only real significant info is the Vols are no longer being considered by the player. Unfortunate, because he is a good player and will being playing somewhere else.

gnm53108 writes:

in response to RussellP:

Am I the only one reading this article who doesn't know what a Facebook "wall" is? LOL...well, at least I know what LOL means, so maybe I am not that ancient.

Does it have something to do with twits..tweets..twiter?

You're not alone Russ.

VolzsFan writes:

Dooley should be fired and suspended from the Bowl Game.

Sincerely,

Jay Bilas

onthefieldTN writes:

WOW!!!!! *@*#%$(@!#)%#$&!!!^%*@(*!^%$!&*!!!

castoff121 writes:

in response to BustaRhymes:

Not OK to post on FaceBook... is OK to auction off your son to Auburn... Hmmm... perhaps CDD should try eBay?

NCAA....Need Cash? Attend Auburn.

GoVols_16 writes:

Inadvertent--Dooley is a smart guy. How does he "inadvertently" post a message?

I like the guy & all, but dang, Coach, I thought you were going to do things decently & in order.

wigmeister writes:

OOPS!

Hacksaw57 writes:

MORE DRIBBLE FROM GRIBBLE....

JohnnyVol writes:

in response to John_10065:

This just in!

Another potential NCAA violation has been reported when a coach on UT football staff member was found standing up wind of a rival recruiter talking to a potential UT recruit.

The NCAA has noted that just being up wind does not constitute a violation by itself. However, they are looking into rumors that the coach was seen eating White Castles and bean burritos several hours before. A NCAA investigator stated, "If it's found that the UT assistant was passing foul emanations during the conversation and caused interference through olfactory means, we would consider that as a serious breech of our rules."

The assistant coach denied comment other than stating he is found of White Castles and burritos.

Dude this post should go in the govols forum post hall of fame. Very nice. This is stinkin hillarious.

Pompey writes:

.....NCAA take stupid to the next level...film at eleven......

Munsterlander writes:

Boom? Come on Andrew - you've been doing a good job. This isn't Lane Kiffin with everyone just waiting for a flood violations. You sound like a Florida fan with headlines like that. Totally uncalled for.

NCAA - geez, what can you say? Bunch of clowns. Sure am glad they're on the job to preserve the sanctity of college sports and make sure CDD gets appropriate training on his cell phone. What would we do without them?

pkaplan writes:

in response to GerryOP:

Ahhh ... KNS? Do your writers, and I use the word "writers" loosely, get a bonus if the words "... according to documents obtained by the News Sentinel ..." appear in their article? I mean really guys, would it deflate your egos and pride too much to simply state "UT reported a secondary violation concerning..." or "...a secondary violation was committed when..." without adding the self-stroking puffery?

UT would not release this type of information unless we requested the doucuments.

Colliervol writes:

I can't say much. I am the poster child for cell phone illiteracy.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to GerryOP:

The NCAA is so angry at Calvin Newton that they are going to suspend Bruce Pearl for a year.

That's some funny stuff there, good post.

zipper10 writes:

in response to SmokeyDayAfternoon:

So, you can't post something on someones FaceBook wall, but you can give their Father $180,000?

*like*

I knew it. This Facebook craze will be the end of us. lol

usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid writes:

Don't worry, with the FCC tightening the reins, this is sure never to happen again.

This is bogus. I'm sure ESPN will have a field day with this, and the trolls, et al. Dooley should change his name to Newton. Then everything will be fine.

12Hours writes:

in response to GoVols_16:

Inadvertent--Dooley is a smart guy. How does he "inadvertently" post a message?

I like the guy & all, but dang, Coach, I thought you were going to do things decently & in order.

He didn't "inadvertently" post the message!
He "inadvertently" posted it to the wrong facebook wall.
It would be similar to purposely writing an email to your friend Joe A., but selecting contact Joe B. from your contact list.
Like dialing a wrong number.
So how does he do it? Very easily, especially if he's still getting used to a new Droid phone.
Have you never dialed a wrong number or selected a wrong contact on your phone or email list? I have.

Loud_Proud writes:

You guys quit harping on him. Damn. You guys dont know everything that happened, and in no way TRULY informed of the real situation. chill.

mikethehistorystudent writes:

in response to SmokeyDayAfternoon:

So, you can't post something on someones FaceBook wall, but you can give their Father $180,000?

...exactly. Of course, there's no way that Cam knew anything about it. What a flockin joke.

mikethehistorystudent writes:

in response to usnavyvolfaninva_still_getting_paid:

Don't worry, with the FCC tightening the reins, this is sure never to happen again.

This is bogus. I'm sure ESPN will have a field day with this, and the trolls, et al. Dooley should change his name to Newton. Then everything will be fine.

If Tennessee were in the hunt for a BCS National Championship it would be overlooked.

On another note, I saw on ESPN today that two of Florida's recruits have de-committed. One is going to FSU and other is headed to Ohio State.

BobFrapples writes:

http://www.ncaapublications.com/produ...

Here is the NCAA Division 1 rule book. 444 fun filled pages!

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to VOLINTN64:

If Cam Newton had came to UT you can bet your sweet behind the NCAA would have given us THE DEATH PENALTY.He certainly would not have been given the benefit of the doubt by ESPN and certainly would not have won the Heisman.The NCAA,The Refs and ESPN love to hate on THE UNIVERSITY of TENNESSEE.They never handle our violations or call our games fairly.Its not whining its a fact and as obvious as the fact Cam Newton knew his father was pimping him out.He certainly did'nt convince me or a lot of others in his ESPN interview that he was innocent.He sounded like Mark McGuire in front of Congress if you ask me.CDD is the most frank and honest ambassador our University could ever hire.He will bring back honor to our University in spite of KNS.

^^^^^THIS^^^^^^

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