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Tuesday, October 13, 2009
NCAA: Alabama a 'serial repeat violator'

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com


Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


The folks in Alabama already weren't too fond of the NCAA, but wait until they get a load of how the NCAA views Alabama's track record for following the rules.

According to documents released Tuesday, the NCAA in responding to Alabama's textbook appeal called Alabama a "serial repeat violator" with an "abysmal infractions track record" and an "extensive recent history of infractions cases unmatched by any other member institution in the NCAA."

Ouch!

In other words, what the NCAA is saying is that Alabama has sort of cornered the market on cheating.

Alabama is appealing the NCAA's decision to vacate wins in football, men's tennis and track as a result of textbook violations, which landed Alabama on probation earlier this year. The Crimson Tide football team was stripped of 21 wins during the the 2005-07 seasons, and the school wants those wins restored.