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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.

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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