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Report: Tide fires assistant S&C coach involved in Clinton-Dix situation

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A member of Nick Saban‘s extended Alabama coaching staff has reportedly lost his job as a result of his alleged involvement in NCAA improprieties.

The Tuscaloosa News reported shortly before UA’s kickoff against Chattanooga that assistant strength & conditioning coach Corey Harris has been fired.  The school has not publicly addressed Harris’ status with the program.

In early October, Harris was placed on administrative leave for allegedly providing impermissible benefits to Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.  Harris, the school’s compliance department discovered, had given the player a short-term loan of what was described as less than $500; the player turned over bank statements showing the withdrawal of money to repay the coach.

NCAA rules prohibit any coach from providing money to a student-athlete, up to and including the loaning of money.

During the compliance department’s investigation into the matter, it was further discovered that Harris had a connection to a representative — i.e. runner — of a sports agent.  UA compliance determined that Clinton-Dix had no relationship with either the agent or his representative.

That said, Clinton-Dix still served a two-game suspension — it was originally indefinite — stemming from the original loan.  The defensive back was reinstated in mid-October.

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12 Responses to “Report: Tide fires assistant S&C coach involved in Clinton-Dix situation”
  1. jdillydawg says: Nov 23, 2013 2:26 PM

    I must have been living in a cave for the last year, but someone actually named their kid “HaHa?”

    That’s Ha-Ha-larious!

  2. youcantmakemepickausername says: Nov 23, 2013 2:31 PM

    Monica Lewinsky was also fired for her role in a Clinton-Dix situation. (Thank you, I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to take care of the bartenders and waitresses!)

  3. dhardy8207 says: Nov 23, 2013 2:34 PM

    @jdilldawg;

    “I must have been living in a cave for the last year, but someone actually named their kid “HaHa?”

    ————————————————–

    His real name is HaSean, his grandmother couldn’t pronounce it so she tagged him with the nickname Ha Ha….

    @ youcantmakemepickausername;

    you was wrong for that one sir…ha ha

  4. spyder9669 says: Nov 23, 2013 2:42 PM

    I’m struggling to figure out how a kid who is on national television every single week, playing for a BCS powerhouse, and is a sure fire 1st round pick, needs a loan of “less than 500 bucks”

    Then…the friggin STRENGTH COACH helps him out and is now out of work. What the hell kind of world are we living in and WHO THE HELL has the authority to uphold such a rediculous rule???

    I’d love to be a kid again when I actually thought sports was a game only.

  5. imaduffer says: Nov 23, 2013 2:46 PM

    What’s more embarrassing is that Alabama, South Carolina, Clemson and Florida State are playing middle schools today.

  6. chachooga says: Nov 23, 2013 2:55 PM

    OK they fired the coach, no need to investigate, nothing to see here…a $500 loan, that’s all.

    Whoa I just found $500 in the sandbar at Islamorada crazy….

  7. polegojim says: Nov 23, 2013 3:21 PM

    Good on them… as it should be.

    Now… Michigan needs to fire Al Borges for violating EVERY rule required for a credible offense. Silly me… I always thought it was the OC job to figure out which plays his team could run effectively… and make adjustments at halftime… complete FAILURE at both. Highest paid OC??? Lowest results in NCAA… seriously, it really is.

  8. lbijake says: Nov 23, 2013 4:05 PM

    I bet that if the asst S&C coach did not give him a loan, he would have been out of a job a lot quicker. That is part of the job, shielding the head coach and the program.

  9. 1990tiger says: Nov 23, 2013 4:15 PM

    Let me understand this. They fire the coach for giving Dix money but only suspend Dix 2 games for receiving the money? Something isn’t right here……

  10. justalonewolf says: Nov 23, 2013 4:19 PM

    dhardy8207:

    Monica Lewinsky was also fired for her role in a Clinton-Dix situation.

    no no no I don’t care who you are, that’s just funny!

  11. dhardy8207 says: Nov 23, 2013 4:26 PM

    @ justalonewolf:

    See the “ha ha” at the end of my comment. I was trying to connect the ha ha meaning a funny comment by ycmmpaun with the “Ha Ha” that is Clinton-Dix’s nickname. I guess I failed at that attempt, but it was funny…lol

  12. dcroz says: Nov 23, 2013 5:02 PM

    Amazing the amnesia on here….

    To refresh everyone’s memory, Clinton-Dix had his car broken into and items stolen from it. While insurance paid for most of the stuff, the deductible meant that not all was paid, so HaHa asked Harris for a loan to finish replacing what was stolen. The compliance department at Alabama discovered it in late September and immediately placed HaHa on indefinite suspension and Harris on administrative leave while then reporting the issue to the NCAA. The NCAA, in term, looked at the information provided by the university and, once it was satisfied that Clinton-Dix had repaid the money and Alabama had dotted it’s i’s and crossed it’s t’s, ruled that he would be suspended for two games.

    You can now go back to pretending that this is something that just got reported in the last five minutes.

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