NCAA Investigates Bama Textbook Scandal

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama has appeared
before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions concerning violations
involving textbooks for athletes.

The university said Thursday that the hearing was held on Feb. 20. The university self-reported the violations after uncovering them during the 2007 football season.

The university admitted in its 67-page response to the NCAA's notice of allegations that infractions occurred and that it didn't adequately monitor its distribution of textbooks to student-athletes.

Alabama suspended five football players for four games two seasons ago for using their athletic scholarships to get free textbooks for others.

The hearing was first reported by The Tuscaloosa News Thursday.


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