Ol' Coach Trooper Taylor, a Tennessee assistant head coach who is in charge or player development and recievers, accepts a little bit of cash for his time and the Vols must self report. Seriously, please. The normal fee from these dinner speaches range from $500-1500. Troop cashed in $3000. He is one rung under the Great Pumpkin, what does Phil get for a dinner? 10-15k? More? The media, NCAA and Tennessee(they have their fingers crossed) may say these are secondary violations. Inadvertant voilations, you may hear.
No, I call it a helluva speach. A man took what they gave him. Where does the recruiting angle come in unless he is at the home of a star recruit? No, wait, wouldn't the recruit normally get that money and not the coach? Seriously, great speach, Coach.
Funny coincidence that UTK trustee Karl Schledwitz, Fulmer's boy, from Memphis was involved. Any one remember his name on the peripherals of the Logan Young fiasco? Allegedly, Karl invited ol' Troop to dinner and would pay him an "honorarium". No specific amount, just an "I'll hook you up." Karl passed around a hat after dinner for donation and Troop walked away with 3g's. Not bad for a night of fine wining and dining.