The Alabama Crimson Tide football team has been dealing with some off-field issues this season after two players were arrested on felony firearm charges. Now, the entire athletic department has something to deal with after they self-reported 19 secondary NCAA violations during the 2015-16 calendar year.
The violations were reported late Sunday night after information was posted on the team’s website on Friday. ‘
Five of the violations come from the football team with one of the most interesting stem from a trophy being “temporarily placed in an area where prospects taking an official visit would be.”
Some of the other violations include a former player providing free training to a current player, a coach calling a prospect for a second time during a week and coaches sending text messages to prospects.
I wouldn’t expect the Alabama athletic programs to suffer much from these violations. However, none of them really needed to deal with something like this while they prepare for the upcoming seasons.