Tim Staudt and WILX.com are reporting Thursday that Stanford University's athletic department has been found guilty of NCAA rules violations that occurred in 2014. The Cardinal Football and Softball programs are cited as the guilty parties, which will cost the university $5000 in fines.

The rules violations include impermissible payments in the sum of $3,500 to a football player, while the softball team is guilty of violating rules that limit playing and practice time to 20 hours per week for student athletes.

Not only was the institution fined, the softball coaching staff was reportedly relieved of duties. The violations are a first for Stanford.