Alabama reports repeated violations

Updated: March 5, 2009, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The University of Alabama has told the NCAA that athletes improperly got free textbooks for other students and that the school failed to adequately monitor distribution.

The university said Thursday that the hearing before the Committee on Infractions was held on Feb. 20. The university reported the violations after uncovering them during the 2007 football season, when five players were suspended.

The university admitted in its 67-page response to the NCAA's notice ...

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