Georgia Tech's Spencer resigns for violations


ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich has accepted the resignation of assistant football coach Todd Spencer after the school discovered the coach broke NCAA rules during recruiting.

The school announced the violations Wednesday.

Spencer was suspended and placed on administrative leave while school officials completed their inquiry, which showed the coach sent impermissible text messages to recruits.

Radakovich says the violation was "inexplicable" after the NCAA put Georgia Tech on four years' probation last year and took away its 2009 ACC championship.

The NCAA said the school should have declared receiver Demaryius Thomas ineligible after he accepted gifts from a former player who was working for an agent.