New Tennessee coach Monte Kiffin has been reprimanded by the SEC commissioner for calling Florida coach, Urban Meyer, a cheater on Thursday.
SEC commissioner, Mike Slive, reprimanded Kiffin after he called Meyer a cheater following alleged recruiting violations involving a wide receiver prospect.
I love the fact that Urban had to cheat and still didn't get him, Kiffin, 33, said referring to wide receiver recruit Nu'Keese Richardson.
Meyer called Richardson while on an official visit to Tennessee, WVLT -TV out of Knoxville reported.
It is obvious that coach Kiffin doesn't know that there is not a rule precluding phone contact with a prospect during an official visit on another campus during a contact period, Jeremy Foley, Florida athletic director said.
His allegations are inappropriate, out of line and, most importantly, totally false. It is completely unfair to Urban Meyer, our coaching staff, our football program and our institution, he said, that led to Kiffin's apology.
In my enthusiasm for our recruiting class, I made some statements that were meant solely to excite those at the breakfast, Kiffin said. I apologize to Commissioner Mike Slive and the SEC, including Florida A.D. Jeremy Foley and coach Urban Meyer. My comments were not intended to offend anyone at the University of Florida.