Report: Alabama strength coach placed on leave for loaning money to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Thursday October 3rd, 2013

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 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, 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."

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