Alabama basketball: Associate AD resigns amid FBI-prompted internal investigation
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But not in a good way this time.
Associate athletic director for men’s basketball Kobie Baker submitted his resignation after the Alabama athletic department initiated an internal investigation following the FBI’s arrest of Auburn assistant Chuck Person on corruption and bribery charges.
Athletic director Greg Byrne was quick to say that the investigation unearthed no SEC or NCAA violations, though the resignation did come one day after the FBI investigations into college basketball became public and UA’s internal investigation was launched.
In other Alabama headlines…
- Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos grew up an Alabama fan, signed for the Crimson Tide, then went to Ole Miss. Now he’ll kick in Bryant-Denny against the Rebels. Life’s funny like that.
- Ole Miss will likely be missing its starting center on Saturday.
- Alabama’s been dominating the first quarter so far this season.
- Watch a film breakdown of Alabama’s versatile defensive front.
- And then watch our beat reporters Sound Off about the game on Saturday.
As three linebackers return to the Alabama lineup, another goes down. Jamey Mosley missed practice on Wednesday with an unspecified illness, though he’s expected to return later in the week. An Alabama player usually must practice on Thursday to play on Saturday.
Built by Bama
- Former Alabama quarterback David Cornwell left the Nevada football program despite making his debut on Saturday. Cornwell transferred to the Mountain West program from Alabama after last season, but lost his starting job in fall camp.
- And in the NBA, former Alabama forward JaMychal Green agreed to a 2-year, $17 million extension with the Memphis Grizzlies.
— TuscaloosaAmp (@TuscaloosaAmp) September 27, 2017
Around the Capstone
- The Alabama soccer team will host another top-25 team when No. 25 Tennessee comes to town on Thursday night.
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