Posted November 23, 2013

Alabama fires assistant who provided Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with an improper loan

Alabama Crimson Tide, SEC
Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

The assistant who provided Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (6) with an improper loan has been fired. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Alabama assistant strength and conditioning coach who was named in an ESPN report for providing Crimson Tide safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with impermissible benefits has been fired, according to the Tuscaloosa News. Corey Harris was initially placed on administrative leave following Cinton-Dix’s suspension for a violation of team rules.

From the report:

Harris made a short-term loan to Clinton-Dix in an amount less than $500, after Clinton-Dix’s car was broken into on the night of June 25 or the morning of June 26.

Harris is no longer listed under the staff directory at Rolltide.com. An official at UA also confirmed Harris is no longer with the university.

Clinton-Dix missed two games during his suspension before returning to the team. On the season, he has 41 tackles and two interceptions.

4 comments
JayDax
JayDax

$500?

This goes to show the NCAA and its "rules" are completely, hopelessly corrupt. 

Everybody is getting rich but the players. There is all kinds of betting on football. There's fantasy sports teams that people bet on. The head coach gets paid like a king.

Everyone wins but the players.

$500?

And the coach loses his job?

The NCAA and it hypocritical rules is just another "Too Big To Fail" institution. Just like our gangster Wall St. banks. 

Let's get rid of the gangster cartel that is the NCAA. Short of that, PAY the players.

Hola
Hola

Less than $500, and the money was repaid. 

Wesley11
Wesley11

@Hola Yep and that's why I don't think there will be any NCAA action on this. But it was HIGHLY irresponsible of the coach to do--especially without going up the chain (you really think Alabama wouldn't have sought some sort of proper dispensation through appropriate channels to help a superstar player that had just been robbed if they knew). He put the entire program at risk and he should have said "I'll see what I can do, but you know I have to take it to the coaches before I do anything." With the jealousy of its success putting a target on its back in some people's eyes, a program like Alabama simply cannot have people on staff who would make  this sort of decision and can't be seen as trying to brush something, even something this mild, under the rug. In the end, it was inevitable.

JayDax
JayDax

@Wesley11 @Hola It just go to show how the NCAA treats the players and the coaches. Like slaves. 

The NCAA are a bunch of paranoid freaks.