Alabama releases statement, letter saying Tom Albetar has been disassociated from program effective March 31, 2011

Published on: July 26, 2011 | Written by: Clay Travis

"Our review of this matter was a part of our normal compliance program. We routinely look at all situations of potential concern.  Based on our review of this matter, we concluded that Mr. Albetar was in compliance with NCAA regulations. It is not a violation for student-athletes to sign autographs and it is not a violation for a business to display photos, jerseys or other items depicting current student-athletes. We found no evidence that any student-athlete received any extra benefits. Due to the concerns expressed in our letter to Mr. Albetar dated March 31, 2011, we disassociated him from our program. As we always do in matters of this nature, we discussed this matter with the SEC Office. Because we found no evidence of any NCAA violation, we did not self-report a violation. UA will continue to be proactive in all areas of compliance monitoring."

Below is the letter of disassociation.