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... for the past 13 months, 14 of which were due to impermissible text messages or phone calls to recruits.
Basketball had the most with six, football had four.
A member of the football staff sent an impermissible text message and was banned from making phone calls for 30 days and received a letter of admonishment. Similar bans prohibited a basketball coach from placing phone calls for 14 days, and a baseball coach received an 84-day ban from recruiting.
Here's the whole list (sorry about the spacing):
Sport, Bylaw, Summary, ￼Corrective Actions Taken
￼￼Men’s Basketball 126.96.36.199 A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA. Rules Education. Letter of Admonishment.
￼Men’s Basketball 188.8.131.52 A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA. ￼Rules education. Letter of Admonishment.
￼Men’s Basketball￼￼ 184.108.40.206 Director of Operations sent text message to PSA’s mother. ￼Rules education. Letter of Admonishment.
￼￼Men’s Basketball 220.127.116.11 A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA. Rules education. Letter of Admonishment. Prohibited coach from placing phone calls for 14 days.
￼Football 15.2.8 SA received check for scholarship prior to SA’s final certification to allow SA to receive scholarship check. SA paid back the money from the check. Rules education.
￼Women’s Tennis 18.104.22.168 SA was used on a promotional flyer for a tennis club. ￼Rules education. Cease and desist letter.
￼Track and Field ￼22.214.171.124 Due to data entry error, a coaching staff member called a PSA prior to the permissible date to call a PSA for the PSA’s class graduation year. Letter of admonishment. Rules Education. 60-day recruiting ban to the PSA. Prohibited the coach from calling prospects for 14 days.
Football 13.4.1 A member of the coaching staff accepted a Facebook friend request prior to the permissible date for two PSAs. De-friended PSAs. No correspondence with PSAs for 60 days after first permissible date of correspondence. Rules education.
￼Gymnastics 126.96.36.199 A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA. Rules Education.
Women’s Basketball ￼188.8.131.52.6.1 2 student-athletes were allowed to practice a few days beyond the 21 day maximum while waiting for their transcripts to be officially certified. Rules Education. Both student-athletes will miss 4 practices each throughout the remainder of the year in order to compensate for the practices they impermissibly participated in.
Gymnastics 13.4.1 Members of the coaching staff sent recruiting materials to PSA prior to permissible date. Rules education.
Letter of Admonishment. No recruiting materials to PSA for 60 days once PSA is eligible to receive materials.
￼Compliance ￼￼13.6.3 PSA came on official visit without institution receiving documented test score. Letter of admonishment. Rules education.
Baseball ￼184.108.40.206 ￼￼A member of the coaching staff sent text messages to multiple PSA’s 84-day recruiting ban for coach. Letter of admonishment. Rules education. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼90-day recruiting ban to PSA.
￼￼￼￼￼Women’s Basketball ￼220.127.116.11 ￼￼A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA. Letter of admonishment. 14-day phone call ban for coach. Rules education.
￼￼￼Women’s Basketball ￼￼￼18.104.22.168 ￼￼￼A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA. ￼￼￼Rules education.
￼￼￼Softball ￼￼￼￼22.214.171.124 ￼￼￼￼￼SA competed while ineligible because failed to meet percentage of degree requirements. ￼￼￼￼Rules education. Changed departmental policy.
￼￼￼￼￼Track and Field ￼￼126.96.36.199￼￼￼￼ SA practiced while he was not registered as a full-time student. Held SA out of 3 practices. Rules education. Changed departmental policy.
￼￼￼￼￼Women’s Volleyball ￼188.8.131.52 ￼￼A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to PSA’s father and PSA. Letter of admonishment. No phone calls 28 days. No recruiting contact 30 days with PSAs.
￼￼￼￼Men’s Basketball ￼￼￼￼184.108.40.206 ￼A member of the coaching staff sent a text message to PSA’s mother. ￼￼￼Letter of admonishment. No phone calls for 14 days. No recruiting contact for 30 days with PSA.
￼￼￼￼Men’s Tennis ￼￼￼￼220.127.116.11 ￼￼A member of the coaching staff placed an impermissible phone call to a prospect. Letter of admonishment. No phone calls for 14 days.
￼￼￼￼￼￼Softball ￼￼￼11.01.5 ￼￼A member of the coaching staff was impermissibly provided with professional fees and costs associated with attendance at a professional convention. ￼￼￼The coach reimbursed the department for the costs. Rules Education.
￼￼￼￼Soccer ￼￼13.02.5.4 A member of the coaching staff evaluated two prospects off campus during a dead period. Rules Education. No off campus recruiting for entire coaching staff for 10 days. No written communication to subject prospects from all coaching staff for 10 days. Subtracted additional evaluation from each prospect. Letter of admonishment
￼￼￼Men’s Basketball ￼￼￼￼13.6.3 ￼￼￼PSA came on official visit prior to being placed on institution’s IRL. ￼￼￼￼Letter of Admonishment. Rules Education.
￼￼￼￼￼￼Football ￼￼18.104.22.168 A member of coaching staff sent a text message to a PSA’s father. Rules Education. Letter of Admonishment. No Phone calls for 30 days.
￼￼￼￼Track and Field ￼￼￼￼22.214.171.124 ￼A member of coaching staff placed an early telephone call to a PSA’s father. ￼￼No phone calls for 14 days. Rules Education. Letter of Admonishment.
￼￼￼￼Football ￼￼￼13.4.1 ￼The football staff provided impermissible documents to prospective student athletes. ￼￼￼Education for staff on permissible formats for recruiting documents
￼￼￼Women’s Basketball 13.8.2 ￼After the scheduled basketball camps were cancelled for the summer of 2012, a member of the coaching staff provided camp t-shirts to high school coaches who were scheduled to work at the camps. ￼￼￼￼The coach was banned from any recruiting communications with any ￼prospect for one week, provided education, given admonishment.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
" oh the humanity "
If you dreamed you were a sleep and you woke up, would you be awake?
basketball staff put work in recruiting pollard and lulz at the coach having to defriend a recruit on facebook.
What's funny about the headline is that i'm sure 99% of the fans of other schools assume the football team reported 27 violations when in fact football was 4 of those.
Alabama needs to learn how to play the game better. Last year *U released a list of secondary violations on the eve of the first Bama LSU game. No one noticed.
Proof of Institutional control.
impermissible documents - that's what the cow school calls C notes and other forms of $$$.
We need our own tree story now (vbg)
"Character" is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.
When are we gonna learn im tired of seeing this mess......
On Alabama: CeCe Jefferson - "It was a bunch of beautiful women..." Reggie Ragland - "oh the females of course..."
This is the whole point, track records at programs. Message boards blow up over au because of their track record on these matters. Bama? Well here we are, people getting in trouble for even getting too close to the line. This makes me put my chest out as a fan. We are whipping ass the right way.
By the way, nice job Chris.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
99% of the fans of other schools see the headline and use it to call our program dirty (rather than realizing this is routine stuff that every school does every year). You don't need intelligence to post in an ESPN comments section.
As for Auburn, I don't think their report is publicly released.
We're not trying hard enough!
Hmmm. Wheels are falling off...What's the over/under on time it takes to get this on to the bleacher report. I'll say 8 hours.
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"You don't always get what you want, but you always get what you deserve"
I was thinking the same thing. i think it shows just how diligent our compliance department truly is. If you are a university the size of Alabama and you aren't reporting a fair amount of secondary violations.........then something is wrong. (barn)
So true; I suspect that vitrually every school in the SEC would have a similar "rap sheet" of minor technical violations.
Its already on ESPN. I didn't read the article though. I guess the REC slipped up and let ESPN post it.
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