220.127.116.11 Dollar Limit.
18.104.22.168.1 Eligibility Ramifications — Restitution for Receipt of Improper Benefits.
For violations of Bylaw 22.214.171.124 in which the value of noncourse-related required books is $100 or less, the eligibility of the individual (prospective or enrolled student-athlete) shall not be affected conditioned on the individual repaying the value of the benefit to a charity of his or her choice. The individual, however, shall remain ineligible from the time the institution has knowledge of the receipt of the impermissible benefit until the individual repays the benefit. Violations of this bylaw remain institutional violations per Constitution 2.8.1, and documentation of the individual’s repayment shall be forwarded to the enforcement services staff with the institution’s self report of the violation. (Adopted: 4/24/03 effective 8/1/03)
What does this mean? I have no earthly idea. The Ball State case seems to be mentioned, although rumor has it that the scope of this issue at Bama is a good bit smaller. Plus, BSU’s administration did nothing of great note in trying to contact the NCAA or conference officials. Still, nothing is official until the University releases more information.
BTW, congrats to Glen Coffee for his baptism this Sunday. Sad to see it over-shadowed thanks to bad timing.