Tide won’t lose scholarships as part of sanctions

By DARRYL MAXIE / dmaxie@ajc.com

The NCAA will not force Alabama to surrender any future football scholarships today, when it is expected that the Crimson Tide will be forced to vacate at least 10 wins from 2005-2007, according to a Birmingham News report.

The NCAA action is to punish the school for players who improperly got free textbooks for other students. Additionally, Alabama is expected to be placed under three years’ probation and will be ordered to pay an undisclosed fine.

The wins to be surrendered came while former coach Mike Shula and current coach Nick Saban were in charge.

The violations, which Alabama self-reported, occurred from the 2005-06 school year through the fall of 2007. Five players were suspended when the school uncovered the misdeeds.

The university appeared before the Committee on Infractions in February, admitting that infractions occurred in several sports. Some will suffer stiffer penalties than the vacating wins, the newspaper reported.

176 comments Add your comment

U Gotta B Kidding Me

June 11th, 2009
11:17 am

a slap on the wrist, IMO.

SEC

June 11th, 2009
11:20 am

3 years probabtion wont be a slap on the wrist

SEC

June 11th, 2009
11:20 am

The will lose recruits

GA Faithful

June 11th, 2009
11:21 am

hardly punishment at all, won’t even affect the school or recruiting. Alabama got off easy!!!!

Typical Barner

June 11th, 2009
11:22 am

ha ha ha ha ha ha! alabama is done forever nick saban will quit tomorrow no recruit want to go there everyone will go two chizdik auburn football for life alabama is dead in the ground waww weagle

Low Country Dawg

June 11th, 2009
11:23 am

they should of got the deaths penalty! give us back the ‘08 blackout game ncaa. we had injured players. not that any other team ever has injuries. goooooo dogs

jdawg

June 11th, 2009
11:24 am

When I go to Lake Burton in a few weeks for the fouth…will stop by Nick’s and see how’s he is handling this…may raise my flag on the boat…yea, UGA

Bamafan

June 11th, 2009
11:24 am

This makes 4 times Alabama has got in trouble with the NCAA in 14 years. Mal Moore needs to retire
and who even was in change of the students getting the textbooks should be FIRED!!

Waww Eagle 34

June 11th, 2009
11:26 am

they should of get the death penalty. saban pay four players. gene chizik love to pop his collar! waww dam weagle! lets rool toomers tonite

Sweet Home Alabama

June 11th, 2009
11:27 am

this is pretty much about nothing.our skolar athletes have always taken there books seriously.just another attempt to shoot down the PRIDE OF THE SEC.

Waww Eagle 34

June 11th, 2009
11:31 am

u spell skolar wrong u bammer!

Paul The Vol

June 11th, 2009
11:32 am

Bama cheats. What else is new?

SEC

June 11th, 2009
11:32 am

these new guys coming in will not want to be on 3 years probation. Come on over to UGA

SEC

June 11th, 2009
11:34 am

Something that is not noted in the article is that they will be on high alert list until 2014

bamaguy

June 11th, 2009
11:35 am

The editorial in the Birmingham News says it all. Mal Moore should be “allowed” to retire. President Pitts should clean house of the people assigned to monitor NCAA rules.

Bamafan

June 11th, 2009
11:37 am

Paul the Prick Vol your time is coming at UcheaT with boy blunder cheating every week!!

murfdawg

June 11th, 2009
11:43 am

What does three years of probation really mean? No tv, no bowls, no recruiting off campus? Not for Bama. There is too much money involved for Bama, and Saban, not to be the darling of the SEC….again.

SEC

June 11th, 2009
11:47 am

Does the probabtion mean no bowls?

bamaguy

June 11th, 2009
11:50 am

Oklahoma was on probation last year when they played for the national championship.

Got 12?

June 11th, 2009
11:53 am

Probation, in this instance, means stiffer penalties if something else happens in the next three years.

Bama discovered the violations, reported them to the NCAA, and suspended the players. What did you want the NCAA to do? Vacating wins is too harsh but Bama was still on probation win this violation occurred.

Sorry, Haters.

SEC

June 11th, 2009
11:53 am

I was unaware oklahoma was on probation

gatorman770

June 11th, 2009
12:03 pm

Another SEC team is punished while the USC “untouchable Trojans” continue to go unpunished by the NCAA for Bush’s mommas free house.

Volman

June 11th, 2009
12:03 pm

It’s not Alabama–it’s Nick Satan. End of story.

SEC

June 11th, 2009
12:06 pm

Its because the teams in the SEC reports their own violations. Not only do you have bush’s mommas house, almost every player from USC tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. They didnt just start taking those just like percy didnt just start smoking

bamaguy

June 11th, 2009
12:16 pm

The ultimate triumph would be to win the National Championship while on probation. And with Nick Saban as coach, and three seasons to try, that is a distinct possibility.

NEXT#13

June 11th, 2009
12:36 pm

Reading the HATE MONGER’S response’s is sad & comical! Do ANY of THE self righteous people of the sec family believe for one minute that THIER beloved school doesn’t have people whom have and/or are doing the same with thier textbook’s?!! All of the DOOM & GLOOM that was SUPPOSED to take place was nothing more than wishful thinking!! We got slapped on the hand,GET OVER IT!! There was NO competitive advantage gained so it’s over!! NOW LET’S GET DOWN TO THE BUSINESS OF KICKIN’ SOME FOOTBALL ARSE !!! RRRRROOOOOOLLLLLLLLLL TIDE ROLL!!!! P.S. WHEN I VIEW THESE COMMENT’S……..I CAN SMELL THE FEAR!!!!

Paul The Vol

June 11th, 2009
12:46 pm

Bama Fan, call me all the names you want – after all, that’s what passes for wit from people with a small brain. But Bama Cheats. It’s a proven fact. Again and again and again and so on and so on…

L

June 11th, 2009
12:51 pm

Waww Eagle – before you correct someone, make sure your grammar is correct. Textbooks? Seriously? Let’s punish athletes that get an unfair advantage in the games – athletic ability. Not passing around textbooks they got for free to their friends.

luvya

June 11th, 2009
12:57 pm

Bama students don’t even know how to read anyway.

george

June 11th, 2009
12:59 pm

what a damn joke!!! How many times can alabama be put on “probation” without actually getting in trouble. This has gotten out of control.

cfarris10

June 11th, 2009
1:07 pm

You people should read the facts about all of this before you comment. As soon as Alabama found out about it they suspended the players and self reported. They even asked the NCAA for recommendations on punishment for the players. 36-0 order is restored, Roll Tide

cfarris10

June 11th, 2009
1:09 pm

Oh yeah, and Paul Vol, how the hell can you say anything about cheating, you are a freakin ballandqueer fan. Lane kiffin is a piece of s##t.

Ron Burgundy

June 11th, 2009
1:12 pm

Which AJC headline sounds more sensational? “Joe Montana Jr. spurns UGA” or “Tide won’t lose scholarships as part of sanctions”? Now, ask yourself which is really the bigger deal. I’m talking to you AJC. Stay classy.

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Doyouknowshon

June 11th, 2009
1:18 pm

I am willing to bet Next#13 is missing a couple of teeth and has at least 2 “project cars” on cinderblocks in front of his doublewide.

David

June 11th, 2009
1:27 pm

Tn fans you have a lot of nerve. T Martin is from Mobile. He even admitted he took payoffs. The figure has been thrown around is 10K.
Wasn’t he your national championship QB? We see T all the time so we can’t forget.

jumbeauxtiger

June 11th, 2009
1:27 pm

This is minor. No school can control what every player does. It is what it is. I just don’t see why some bloggers are making this such a big deal.

Geaux Tigers!
Go SEC!

Joe Pa

June 11th, 2009
1:28 pm

I’m sure this is next quote from the sanctimonious Nick Saban: “I guess I’ll have to say it. I’m not going to resigbn as head coach at Alabama.” Anybody want the under on this bet?

Maddog

June 11th, 2009
1:35 pm

Any restrictions during the 3-year probationary period such as no TV or no bowls?

Paul the Vol

June 11th, 2009
1:35 pm

Gee, I forgot all about Tee Martin getting money.

I think I’ll RIP MY SHIRT OFF! UTee WILD BOYZ!

Regis Philbin

June 11th, 2009
1:36 pm

What time is St. Nick saying mass tonight in Tuscaloosa?

WTF??? aka - ENFORCER

June 11th, 2009
1:37 pm

Wait, they already lose bowl games. Please see Sugar Bowl against Utah…..

Let me rephrase that, I hope they are banned from playing in bowl games.

alsim

June 11th, 2009
1:37 pm

“Slap on the wrist”?? Do you people even know the circumstances?

Read before you post.

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Lt. Dan

June 11th, 2009
1:39 pm

‘Bama should let Forrest Gump run its campus bookstore.

WTF??? aka - ENFORCER

June 11th, 2009
1:39 pm

What do you mean by “you people”?

Are you being racist?

Phil Greene

June 11th, 2009
1:39 pm

It is a safe bet that none of the players actually read any of the books, So I say, no harm, no foul. This is ridiculous!

bamabone

June 11th, 2009
1:40 pm

seems fair to me, but i’m sorta biased. now let’s see what happens to USC & Notre Dame…(hint: nothing, ’cause they’re media darlings). by the way, any SEC fan who wishes NCAA sanctions on another SEC team is an a## – no one is clean in this league and everyone walks a tightrope of “minor” violations that could end up ruining a program. as much as i want UT and AU to lose every game they play, i would never wish for them to deal with NCAA sanctions since the entire process of NCAA investigations is so obviously biased against southern schools. RTR!

Where's my free stuff??

June 11th, 2009
1:43 pm

Free shoes at Florida State

Free books at Alabama

Free “dead girlfriend credit cards” at Florida

Free “eligibility (even when you’re ineligible” at Georgia Tech

Free “topless recruiting parties” at Tennessee

WHEN WILL IT END? OOOOH THE HUMANITY!!!

Nachos Fan

June 11th, 2009
1:44 pm

36-0 must still sting….Barners

31-0 at half time must still sting…..Jawja Puppies

29-9 must still sting….Toothless Vols

Need I say more???

WTF??? aka - ENFORCER

June 11th, 2009
1:44 pm

Bamabone – Thank BAMASTAN for every Dawg fan hoping the worst for Nick Saban and the Tide.

31-0 at the half!!!!!!!

16 months off, and already back on!!!!!

bwahahahahaha!