Obviously I am glad to hear this, though in hindsight this seems to be a non-story. Thanks for being one of the only news outlets to put in the headline "communication within itself is not a violation of rules." And to not write a big scare story when there wasn't one to write. (Though this would probably have driven page views)
What this did raise in my mind is how absurd some of the NCAA rules really are. Don't get me wrong, I understand the amateur model, and know that things become a slippery slope, but these rules confine athletes more than their student peers that are going into other professional fields. As a university student I went to countless recruiting dinners and traveled for recruiting functions with various potential employers. I never thought once that I would pay my own tab. But we expect these guys to not be able to have a dinner purchased for them? Seems a bit absurd. (I'm thinking of the UNC guys here, that got hammered with violations for that trip to Miami).