On Friday, Alabama released its yearly list of self-reported secondary rules violations to the NCAA. According to AL.com reporter Michael Casagrande, the school committed 22 minor infractions, nine of which came from the Crimson Tide football program.
The list is published by Alabama every year at the conclusion of the fiscal calendar on June 30.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban “inadvertently used a wrong number for a coach and called a (recruit) prior to September of his senior year,” according to the school. As a result, there was a rules education training session for the football coaching staff and the recruit wasn’t allowed to be contacted for two weeks last September.
An unidentified football player sold multiple pieces of equipment and participation awards granted by the school, which resulted in him being suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.
A non-coaching staff member provided “tactical instruction” during a contest, which is not permissible. The member was suspended for one game.
Also, the Alabama gymnastics program reported that a recruit’s father took a picture with a former Alabama football player while on an unofficial visit.
The other football violations according to Casagrande are:
- A player participated in an impermissible promotional activity
- A mid-year enrollee tweeting about hosting a specific recruit.
- There were two instances of communication with recruits prior to the allowed window.
- There was impermissible in-person contact with a recruit
- The allowance of an impermissible recruiter to be present during an off-campus meeting.
Additionally, the Alabama men’s basketball program and track team each had one infraction. The basketball program had a player participate in practice prior to signing the NCAA’s drug test consent form. The track team paid for an additional fifth family member of a recruit, which is above the maximum of four.