TUSCALOOSA ?? The University of Alabama has suspended five football student-athletes ?? Antoine Caldwell, Glen Coffee, Marlon Davis, Marquis Johnson, and Chris Rogers ?? for today’s game with the University of Tennessee for a violation of institutional policy involving impermissible receipt of textbooks.
The infraction was discovered on Thursday, and the school immediately initiated an inquiry that is ongoing. The student-athletes were informed of the suspensions on Friday upon the initial results of the inquiry. The University is still in a fact-finding phase and will release further details when it is completed.
“This is a situation that developed late this week and we are actively investigating,” said Director of Athletics Mal Moore. “These suspensions are a measure aimed at dealing with the facts as we know them at this time. While I cannot discuss the situation in great detail, I can assure you we will address it fully when we have completed this inquiry.”