That certainly didn’t take long.
TMZ.com reported earlier Thursday afternoon that the NCAA is interested in speaking to Alabama running back Mark Ingram in relation to a trip to Washington D.C. the reigning Heisman winner took earlier this year.
According to Gentry Estes of the Mobile Press-Register, that’s not the case.
A university spokesperson told the paper the NCAA cleared the trip in advance and — the salient point here — is not interested in investigating Ingram.
“Mark provided all the appropriate documentation,” spokesman Doug Walker told the Press-Register, “and we are not aware of any issues with the visit.”
One of the issues cited by TMZ as being of interest to the NCAA were receipts Ingram was required to provide after being cleared for the D.C. trip by the NCAA; Walker told the paper that Ingram submitted the necessary receipts.