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Saturday, July 2, 2011

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Well, this should not come to a surprise to anyone these days. I am surprised more schools have not gotten cought. Alabama has self-reported 44 secondary NCAA violations, 16 of which were committed by the football program.

Most of the violations, occurring from July 1, 2009 through July 1, 2011, were minor and were handled by the university through rules education. The newspapers of al.com obtained the reports through an open records request and Alabama has published the violations on its website, RollTide.com.

Marcell Dareus missed the first two games of the 2010 season for benefits he received during two trips in May 2010 to Miami. (AP Photo)
Names of student-athletes and coaches, and specific dates, were not included.

Two of the football violations resulted in a player being suspended for two regular season games. One of the violations was “impermissible transportation, entertainment, meals and lodging during two trips.” The other was for a player receiving impermissible benefits from an agent and “preferential treatment based on (his) status as a student-athlete.”

Last summer, defensive end Marcell Dareus was suspended two games for benefits he received during two trips in May to Miami.

Another football violation involved a player selling complimentary tickets provided to players on scholarship. The consequence was two-fold: the player had to repay the benefit to a charity and he was forced to sit out of a game. The entire team received rules education on that issue, as it did after a player gave a ride off campus to a recruit on an unofficial visit. I feel that since that school south of us got into big time trouble, the NCAA will be on the lookout for other schools as well. Stand by for more nuclear fallout from schools in the next few months. Remember Michigan fans sept 1 2012 in Arlington, Tx we play The Crimson Tide.

thanks to sporting news for the info.

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