|NCAA places Alabama football program on probation|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 11 June 2009 09:20|
The NCAA's Committee on Infractions said Thursday the football team must forfeit an unspecified number of wins in which any of seven players took part during 2005-2007. The university identified the seven as ``intentional wrongdoers.''
The NCAA said that 201 student-athletes in the 16 sports, including men's basketball, obtained ``impermissible benefits'' by using their scholarships to obtain free textbooks for other students. It also found the university guilty of ``failure to monitor.''
The university was ordered to pay a $43,900 fine.