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2 years, 8 months ago on Video appears of famed "Minor League Guy" | March

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al.com has corrected their story. Yahoo! Dr. Saturday corrected their story. Both removed the reference to the bogus basketball by-law.

2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Recruit’s Mom Alleges Bama Offers Son’s Girlfriend A Job

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@John at MrSEC

John:

NCAA Manual, Page 55. By-law 11.4.2, Individual Associated with a Prospective Student-Athlete—Men’s Basketball. In men’s basketball, during a two-year period before a prospective student-athlete’s anticipated enrollment and a two-year period after the prospective student-athlete’s actual enrollment, an institution shall not employ (or enter into a contract for future employment with) an individual associated with the prospective student-athlete in any athletics department noncoaching staff position.

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Page 103, By-law 13.2.3.3, An institution may arrange for employment or employ any prospective student-athlete (regardless of athletics award winner status), provided the employment does not begin prior to the completion of the prospective student-athlete's senior year in high school.

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David Luckie

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2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Recruit’s Mom Alleges Bama Offers Son’s Girlfriend A Job

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@John at MrSEC

John:

You have inaccurately cited a basketball by-law in connection with a bare allegation of rules violations in football recruiting.

You have also misinterpreted the by-law regarding employment of prospective student athletes after completion of their senior year.

That's two eggs.

2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Recruit’s Mom Alleges Bama Offers Son’s Girlfriend A Job

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Also, the by-law cited in this report is limited to men's basketball, not football. Here it is, verbatim:

11.4.2 I ndividual Associated with a Prospective Student-Athlete—Men’s Basketball. In men’s basketball, during a two-year period before a prospective student-athlete’s anticipated enrollment and a two-year period after the prospective student-athlete’s actual enrollment, an institution shall not employ (or enter into a contract for future employment with) an individual associated with the prospective student-athlete in any athletics department noncoaching staff position.

2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Recruit’s Mom Alleges Bama Offers Son’s Girlfriend A Job

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John:

Regarding the Justin Wilson statement about "getting a job," you are misinterpreting by-law13.2.3.3, governing employment assistance provided after completion of the prospective student-athlete's senior year. There is no requirement for him to stay in Tuscaloosa unless he grey shirts. If he delays college enrollment altogether until 2013, the school is free to help him find employment.

And on the Collins' mom's dislike of the girlfriend... I echo the sentiment from ellbama. What April Justin is alleging is too stupid, too blatant and too easily exposed to be a true account. If the girlfriend got a job at the school then it will be a job that any student could apply for and get, which means no violation at all.

2 years, 10 months ago on Report: Recruit’s Mom Alleges Bama Offers Son’s Girlfriend A Job

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Excellent points are made here and this shows how the post above misses most of this story.

I agree that the SEC should have allowed standing NCAA policy (28 signee limit) to continue, since it was just implemented last year. At least let it go into effect in 2013 so that recruiting classes with early commitments could adjust to the new rule.

What disappoints me about Ward's post is that it fails to distinguish the actions of Nick Saban vis-a-vis those of Miles and Dooley. In both of the other cases, the recruit was simply told to go find someplace else to play. That's not the case here. If anything, Saban should be given some credit for trying to find another way of honoring his commitment. There's no evidence that Dooley or Miles did anything of the kind.

But since schools are prohibited from discussing specific recruits, bloggers and other people on message boards and talk radio seem to think it's quite Ok to publicly rebuke Alabama and Nick Saban.

2 years, 11 months ago on Alabama Shows Flaw In College Football Recruiting

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