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Central Florida placed on two years of probation

The NCAA said today that the Central Florida football program will be placed on two years of probation for major violations.

According to the report from the NCAA, the case involves "more than 200 impermissible telephone calls and about 100 text messages over 18 months from two non-coaching football staff members (the recruiting administrator and the director of player personnel) to 27 prospective student-athletes and their parents."

The report said that the two administrators are no longer at Central Florida and will service two-week suspensions are their current schools.

The two years of probation and recruiting restrictions for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years were self-imposed by the university.

“The violations that took place are extremely disappointing to me,” head coach George O’Leary said in a statement on the school's Web site. “We run a first-class program, and there is no place for this behavior at UCF. I want our fans to know that we acted immediately when we learned about what was going on and worked with the NCAA from the start.”

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