It's plausible IU, Tom Crean made a mistake 

October, 11, 2011
10/11/11
8:57
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Indiana coach Tom Crean has committed and subsequently immediately self-reported a secondary recruiting violation regarding an impermissible contact with Gary Harris (Fishers, Ind./Hamilton SE), ESPN’s No. 10 prospect in the senior class, according to Pat Forde.

Conspiracy theorists are going to have a field day with this one.

Those who don’t have a fond opinion of Crean will undoubtedly rush to judgment and believe that he tried to gain a recruiting edge with a player the Hoosiers are not the favorite for, despite residing in the same state. They’ll surmise that there’s no way a head coach and one of his assistants could make a mistake regarding the end of the fall contact period. Guilty, they’ll say. Crean did it to gain an advantage and he should be punished. You know what, if it comes to light that the coach did in fact visit with Harris to gain an advantage, punish him, throw the book at him.