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Alabama self-reports 27 secondary violations to NCAA


Mike Miller

The University of Alabama has self-reported 27 secondary violations to the NCAA, including some that took place within the school’s basketball program, the Associated Press is reporting.

Among those that reportedly took place within coach Anthony Grant’s program were impermissible text messages to recruits. The infractions date back to July of 2011.

This type of violation was eliminated this spring when the NCAA allowed unlimited texting to recruits beginning after they have completed their sophomore year of high school.

As defined by the NCAA, a secondary infraction is a “violation that is isolated or inadvertent and provides or is intended to provide only a minimal recruiting, competitive or other advantage and does not include any significant recruiting inducement or extra benefit.”

If a school accrues a number of secondary infractions, it could be considered a major infraction.

According to the Associated Press, most of the school’s infractions brought letters of admonishment and rules education.

Alabama finished last season with an overall record of 21-12 this past season, including 9-7 in the SEC. The Crimson Tide scored a big recruit from the Class of 2012, Devonta Pollard, and already have two prospects who have pledged their names from 2013, Jimmie Taylor and Shannon Hale.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_