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Alabama Football on Probation for 3 Years

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 29:  Defensive lineman Luther Davis #96 and defensive back Justin Woodall #27 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate after making a stop in the fourth quarter against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Auburn 36-0.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Charlie JonesContributor IOctober 31, 2016

While the entire athletic department at Alabama is also effected by the ruling handed down by the NCAA, it is especially disappointing to the Alabama football team. Placing 4th in last years BCS standings the team will be forced to vacate victories gained from 2005 to 2007 as well as serve probation that could stay until the year 2012 unless Alabama appeals.

The issue is in regards to the improper acquisition of free textbooks by student athletes of which at least 7 are Alabama football players. The probation also extends to men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

Alabama will not lose scholarships over the incident.

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