Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Florida Gators former quarterback Tim Tebow on the field before the 2014 BCS National Championship game between the Auburn Tigers and the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Tebow accidentally involved in Ohio State's recruiting violations

Earlier this week, Ohio State University self-reported themselves on 42 NCAA violations.

One of those violations involved former Florida Gators star and eventual NFL quarterback, Tim Tebow.

The popular Tebow was apparently vacationing with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer (or at least, for some reason, was in his presence) when Meyer received a phone call from potential recruit Clifton Garrett.

Upon learning that Tebow was sitting near Meyer, Garrett reportedly asked to speak to him – a conversation that lasted eight seconds and involved Garrett wishing Tebow well on the upcoming 2013 season.

That’s all it took as the eight-second call was deemed a violation.

Upon receiving the call, Coach Meyer informed Garrett that he was on vacation and having lunch with friends and family, including Tim Tebow. 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.

Well, it’s no pasta violation.

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