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NCAA rules former Alabama assistant football coach acted unethically

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The NCAA has issued a ruling, deeming a former Alabama assistant football coach acted unethically when he provided false or misleading information about impermissible contact with recruits.

The Division I Committee on Infractions panel revealed the university also committed Level III recruiting violations when a second former assistant football coach had impermissible off-campus contact with a recruit during an evaluation period.

Members of the football staff allowed a prospect’s youth football coach to attend a recruiting visit at the prospect’s home, a violation of NCAA rules.

The case was resolved through the summary disposition process, meaning the NCAA enforcement staff, university and participating parties agreed to the facts and overall level of the case to avoid a formal hearing on the matter.

The process was expedited because the former assistant coach did not agree with the conditions of the show-cause penalty. An investigation into the alleged impermissible activity revealed many of coach’s statements to be in direct contradiction to information provided by multiple sources.

According to the NCAA’s report, the panel noted the seriousness of the case was “substantially exacerbated by the former assistant coach’s provision of false or misleading information.”

The panel decided on the following measures as penalties for the infractions:

  • Public reprimand and censure for the university.
  • A two-year show-cause period for the former assistant coach from April 14, 2017, through April 13, 2019. During that period, any NCAA member school employing the former coach in an athletics role, including his current school, must restrict him for all off-campus recruiting activities and require him to attend NCAA Regional Rules Seminars in 2017 and 2018.
  • A withholding of the former assistant coach and his replacement from off-campus recruiting and telephone contact for 39 days, from April 22 through May 31, 2016 (self-imposed by the university).
  • The former assistant coach involved in a Level III violation was prohibited from participating in any off-campus recruiting for 30 days from Sept. 25, 2015, through Oct. 25, 2015, and suspended from one game during the 2015 football season (self-imposed by the university).
  • A disassociation of the booster (self-imposed by the university).
  • A $5,000 fine (self-imposed by the university).

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