According to a report via the Tuscaloosa News’ Aaron Suttles, Alabama has fired assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris for giving safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix a loan.
Harris had been suspended indefinitely back in October for the violation.
In an excerpt from the Tuscaloosa News report, an Alabama investigation led to the uncovering of deeper issues:
Upon investigating the matter at the time, the Alabama compliance office discovered that Harris had a connection to a representative of a sports agent. UA’s internal investigation has found no indication that Clinton-Dix has had contact with any agent or agent representative. Efforts to reach Harris were unsuccessful.
Harris made a short-term loan to Clinton-Dix in an amount less than $500, after Clinton-Dix’s car was broken into on the night of June 25 or the morning of June 26.
Clinton-Dix, a junior defensive back for the Crimson Tide, ranks fourth on the team with 40 tackles and has two interceptions.
Commonly in the conversation these days amongst possible 1st round draft choices in the 2014 NFL Draft, Clinton-Dix was forced to miss games against Kentucky and Georgia State while awaiting reinstatement from the NCAA.
According to the Tuscaloosa News report, Harris made the loan to Clinton-Dix after the DB’s car was broken into around June 25th or June 26th.