Alabama assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris was placed on administrative leave because he provided impermissible benefits to safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, according to a report from Tommy Deas and Aaron Suttles of TideSports.com. Clinton-Dix was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for what at the time was an unspecified violation of team rules.
Harris reportedly loaned Clinton-Dix an amount less than $500 during the summer, in violation of NCAA rules. Clinton-Dix told the Alabama compliance department that he repaid Harris and provided bank statements which list a withdrawal consistent with the total he said he repaid.
The compliance department found that Harris had "a connection to a representative of a sports agent" during its investigation, per the report. There is no evidence of interaction between an agent or agent representative and Clinton-Dix.
Nick Saban has in the past been outspoken about the conduct of sports agents, equating them to pimps.
Alabama also has been investigating allegations levied in a Yahoo! Sports report that former offensive lineman while a member of the Crimson Tide. Fluker played for Alabama's 2012 national title team. received impermissible benefits