October 3rd, 2013 03:56 PM║ Posted By: Josh Ward ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Alabama
Tags: Clinton Dix, Corey Harris, Sports Illustrated, Stewart Mandel, UA
Suspended Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix received impermissible benefits from assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris, according to a report from TideSports.com.
Harris, who has been placed on administrative leave, was also found to have a connection to a representative of a sports agent, according to the report. From TideSports:
Harris made a short-term loan to Clinton-Dix in an amount less than $500 at some point in the summer, an apparent violation of NCAA Bylaw 22.214.171.124, 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.” Clinton-Dix has provided bank records to UA athletic compliance department representatives that show a withdrawal in the amount he said he repaid to Harris, TideSports.com has learned.
Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Wednesday that Clinton-Dix has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules.
“I don’t know for how long this will be, so don’t ask me that either,” Saban said.
Stewart Mandel of Sports Illustrated doesn’t expect the suspension of Clinton-Dix to last long. But that might not be the biggest concern for Alabama.
If that amount is correct, Clinton-Dix won’t miss much time. But Saban has a bigger problem on his hands if he’s got a runner on the staff.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 3, 2013
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