Alabama responds to rumors of potential memorabilia violations

Sep 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide cheerleaders waves the flags prior to the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Reports surfaced about allegations of a disassociated booster allegedly selling Alabama memorabilia that was signed by members of this year’s team. The signatures included star quarterback A.J. McCarron and running back T.J. Yeldon, and Alabama is apparently aware of the allegations.

The university issued a response on Thursday night.

“We are aware of the story produced today,” Alabama athletics director Bill Battle said in a statement. “As part of our ongoing compliance efforts, our compliance department looks into everything that warrants concern. That effort is diligent and all-encompassing, and requires constant communication and education regarding all potential issues.”

The NCAA would need hard proof that violations of the NCAA policy occurred in order to bring down sanctions on Alabama and that is highly unlikely.

Considering it looked like there was hard proof against Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, it is safe to bet that Alabama will avoid any actions from the NCAA.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football

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