By DARRYL MAXIE / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.