REPORT: Alabama assistant strength coach placed on leave

An Alabama strength coach was placed on leave for giving illegal benefits to HaHa Clinton-Dix.

An Alabama strength coach was placed on leave for giving illegal benefits to HaHa Clinton-Dix.

Alabama strength coach placed on leave in connection with HaHa Clinton-Dix

A report from the Tuscaloosa News provides more information on the situation with HaHa Clinton-Dix. Yesterday, Alabama football coach Nick Saban announced HaHa Clinton-Dix was suspended for a violation of team rules. (See what the Alabama football coach said about HaHa Clinton-Dix and the suspension here.) Now, it was revealed an Alabama athletic department employee, Corey Harris was placed on administrative leave for providing illegal benefits to HaHa Clinton-Dix.

According to the report, “Corey Harris has been placed on administrative leave for providing impermissible benefits to suspended football safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.”

More from the report, “In looking into the matter, the UA compliance office also discovered that Harris had a connection to a representative of a sports agent. UA’s internal investigation has found no indication that Clinton-Dix has had contact with any agent or agent representative. Efforts to reach Harris were unsuccessful.”

This is an important piece of work from the Tuscaloosa News and Tidesports in this case. You should visit the website to read more details on this breaking story involving the suspended Alabama football player.

Stay tuned for more updates. If UA releases a statement, or there are more developments we will update.