Alabama assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris has been placed on administrative leave for providing impermissible benefits to suspended Crimson Tide player Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Harris loaned Clinton-Dix $500 over the summer, a violation of NCAA Bylaw 18.104.22.168, which states "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 we reported yesterday, the suspension had nothing to do with either improper contact with a professional agent or possession/use of illegal drugs. While an investigation by the UA compliance office revealed that Harris had connections to an unnamed NFL agent, there was no evidence that Clinton-Dix ever came into contact with said agent, and his suspension is only related to the $500 loan.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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