Alabama commits NCAA violation with Barry J. Sanders
Heritage Hall star running back Barry J. Sanders was shown on the video board at a Crimson Tide basketball game.
By Robert Przybylo •
Published: February 21, 2011
/articleid/3542686/1/pictures/1374046"> Heritage Hall’s Barry J. Sanders was in Alabama on Saturday watching a baskteball game. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
An SEC official told SportsbyBrooks.com that Alabama is aware of the infraction and will report it to the NCAA this week. It is classified as an institutional violation and has nothing to do with the recruit.
Last month Saban and Sanders were also in the news when Saban visited the Heritage Hall campus.
Saban and the Heritage Hall administration agree that there was no wrongdoing done by Saban when he visited with Sanders. They said it was just a greeting, which is allowed and within NCAA guidelines.
Sanders said Saban was talking to Heritage Hall defensive coordinator Mark Adams and overheard Saban tell Adams that Alabama running back Mark Ingram was going to enter the NFL Draft.
Sanders is No. 1 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30 for the top football recruits for the class of 2012.