Alabama safety suspension just turned messy

Looks like there is trouble brewing in Tuscaloosa, where it was announced yesterday that Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had been suspended indefinitely.

Now, the Tuscaloosa News is reporting that Corey Harris, an assistant strength coach,at Bama, has been placed on administrative leave for providing money to Dixon.

An excerpt:

In looking into the matter, the UA compliance office also discovered that Harris had a connection to a representative of a sports agent. UA’s internal investigation has found no indication that Clinton-Dix has had contact with any agent or agent representative. Efforts to reach Harris were unsuccessful.

Harris made a short-term loan to Clinton-Dix in an amount less than $500 at some point in the summer, an apparently violation of NCAA Bylaw 16.11.2.2, which states that “an institutional employee or representative of the institution’s athletics interests may not provide a student-athlete with extra benefits or services, including, but not limited to … a loan of money.”

As Yahoo’s Dan Wetzel points out, this used to be the type of thing the NCAA frowned upon in a big way. Now, who knows?

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