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Geiger: O'Brien committed 'clear violation'

Updated: December 13, 2005, 8:56 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State athletic director who fired Jim O'Brien testified Tuesday that the basketball coach acknowledged he violated NCAA rules by giving a $6,000 loan to a potential recruit.

O'Brien denies the charge made by retired AD Andy Geiger, saying he never told Geiger he broke NCAA bylaws. O'Brien argues the loan of his own money was not a violation because he knew Aleksandar Radojevic, a 7-foot-3 prospect from Serbia, already had lost his amateur status by playing ...

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