NCAA hits ex-Alabama assistant Davis with show-cause penalty

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April 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm.

Former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis received a two-year, show-cause penalty from the NCAA on Friday for unethical recruiting actions.

According to the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, Davis provided “false or misleading information about impermissible recruiting contacts.”

Davis resigned under pressure as Alabama’s defensive line coach on April 29, 2016. He now holds the same position at Texas-San Antonio.

Alabama was assessed a self-imposed $5,000 fine and disassociated itself from a booster in Texas, identified as the mother of a then-Alabama student athlete.

The Infractions Committee ruled Davis took part in “prearranged, impermissible off-campus contact” with four recruits at a Houston high school between Dec. 1, 2014 and May 21, 2015. Davis later denied the meetings took place in separate interviews with Alabama and the NCAA enforcement staff.

“Specifically, (Davis) denied seeing or interacting with any prospects at the high school,” the committee’s decision reads. “(Davis’) statements are in direct contradiction to the information reported to the institution and enforcement staff by two involved football prospects and the high school’s head football coach.”

As part of the ruling, Davis is prohibited from recruiting off campus until April 13, 2019.

Davis had a long history with Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban — being hired by Saban at LSU, the Miami Dolphins and twice at Alabama.