Suspended 'Bama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
reportedly received a loan of money from a strength coach. (Butch Dill/AP)
One day after Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules, a Crimson Tide strength coach has been placed on administrative leave for providing impermissible benefits to Clinton-Dix, The Tuscaloosa News reports.
Corey Harris, an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Alabama, was placed on leave after it was discovered that Harris made a short-term loan to Clinton-Dix over the summer. The amount was less than $500, and Clinton-Dix provided bank records to Alabama's compliance department that show a withdrawal in the amount he said he repaid to Harris.
Harris' loan would be in violation of NCAA Bylaw 126.96.36.199, which states that "an institutional employee or representative of the institution's athletics interests may not provide a student-athlete with extra benefits or services, including, but not limited to ... a loan of money."
The Alabama compliance office also reportedly found evidence suggesting Harris had a connection with a representative of a sports agent, but there was no evidence to show that Clinton-Dix had any contact with an agent.