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Ashton in the Middle of Iowa Recruiting Controversy

10/31/2010 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ashton Kutcher is the king of Twitter -- but a picture tweeted by a high school recruit may have gotten his favorite school in a little bit of trouble with the NCAA.

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According to a report in the Des Moines Register, the University of Iowa has admitted recruiting violations tied to recruits meeting with Ashton and wife Demi Moore during an Iowa football game last month. The alleged infractions also involve the players meeting with former Iowa basketball players.

The paper says NCAA rules prohibit potential high school recruits from interacting with "individuals considered to represent a university's athletic interests." Kutcher attended the University of Iowa briefly and frequently attends games.

The report doesn't mention the players by name -- but two recruits, Marcus Paige and Josh Oglesby were quoted in published reports as having met Kutcher and Moore. Paige (above, bottom left) tweeted the above photo.

Mark Abbott, a senior associate athletic director, told the paper the school is awaiting the NCAA's response to their internal investigation.

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tgrfan42069    

the NCAA rules are stupid..as long as ashton didnt offer them anything or give them a gift i dont see the problem.in that case if an iowa recruit is walking down the streeet and ashton walks up and talks to him..wth should the recruit just ignore him.

1451 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Ashton Kutcher is really gay.

1451 days ago
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Shread    

Kutcher is a putz.

1451 days ago
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Hammer    

DOUCHE NOZZLE!

1451 days ago
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JLS    

Ashton is always working some kind of game. Really don't care for him or Demi. Something very false about them.

1451 days ago
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Ellis    

Can anyone explain why this goofball talentless moron is a "star"????????

1451 days ago
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No comment    

Of all the things to get a violation for meeting Ashton and Demi...what a waste of time. I guess in Iowa seeing anybody famous is a treat, anywhere else who cares. The kid should have held out for real goodies like Reggie Bush.

1450 days ago
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James     

Who is Ashton Kutcher?

1450 days ago
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Me    

Who is Ashton Kutcher?

Posted at 1:31 PM on Oct 31, 2010 by James
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He is an immature douche that hangs out with an old hag named Demi.

1450 days ago
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Aunt Ann    

Major Violation; college drop-out influences potential recruits by pretending to be a celebrity who meets his fans.

"OH Boy! I met the idiot from That 70s Show at a ball game. Therefore, I'm gonna go to school there to play football."
- brain damaged lineman

1450 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

i love ashton. he is a great role model for young boys having a difficult and confusing life period. great! thanks you for all your positiv impact on boys ashton!! you are great!!

1450 days ago
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larry    

Too bad Asston and his cougar don't have the intelligence to just stay home and out of sight because no one wants to see either of these no talent wastes of space. Sorry but I can't stand either of them! More of the group that will do anything to stay in the public eye. Publicity hos!!!

1450 days ago
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JonScott    

I live in Iowa City and he is NOT a frequent attendee to games here. He is a non issue. BTW Iowa smoked #5 Michigan St. yesterday. Pretty Cool. No Butterfly effect.

1450 days ago
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b    

Is that his retart twin in the back?

1450 days ago
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TattooGoddess    

I think it is great that they came back to wear Ashton grew up and Hollywood has not gone to his head. Ashton is a very nice guy and him and Demi are doing great thing right now with child and adult trafficking. As a fellow Iowa I am happy they came back to Iowa for a visit. Sad part... they arnt Cyclone Fans. I will admit The Iowa ISU game they where at was a good game and Iowa played well.

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