Olive Garden sends free pasta to a former Oklahoma player – USA TODAY
A list of secondary NCAA violations self-reported by Oklahoma University was published earlier this week by The Oklahoman. Among the many infractions is this one involving excess pasta consumption, which set social media alight.
Via The Oklahoman:
May 10, 2013
Violation: Three current student-athletes received food in excess of NCAA regulation at a graduation banquet. The three had graduated from the school but returned for an additional season of competition. The players were provided pasta in excess of the permissible amount allowed. Resolution: The three were required to donate $3.83 each (the cost of the pasta serving) to a charity of their choice in order to be reinstated. The department provided rules education to applicable athletics department staff members.
The NCAA responded by noting that there is no rule governing portion size, but Oklahoma reported the infraction nonetheless. Former offensive lineman Gabe Ikard and Austin Woods admitted to eating the pasta quickly after the report was posted, and the Olive Garden has responded.
Ikard, a former Sooners center who participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, posted this photo of a colossal amount of free food.
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