Since MSU is playing Georgia in the Outback Bowl, I figured this was somewhat tied with MSU.
Georgia head coach Mark Richt committed secondary violations by paying some of his assistants out of his pocket when he thought they were underpaid over the past few years. I didn't know that was a violation either.
Richt did this because his request for assistant raises was shot down due to university-wide pay freezes and furloughs, which is the same reason MSU has yet to increase the salaries of its assistants. MSU is set to raise those salaries in February.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported the news after filing some FOIAs. Here are the specific details along with some more minor violations. Among those other violations? Providing two meals for a five-year old. Ok then.