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Former Alabama Assistant Bo Davis Given Two-Year Show-Cause Penalty

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Former Alabama assistant coach Bo Davis has been given a two-year show-cause penalty for his role in recruiting violations.


The NCAA handed down a two-year show-cause penalty on Friday to former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis, who resigned from his position with the Crimson Tide in April 2016 due to allegations of recruiting violations.

While Alabama will not face any further charges, the university did self-impose a $5,000 fine and got rid of any association with a booster.

The panel used the Division I membership-approved infractions penalty guidelines to prescribe the following measures:

  • Public reprimand and censure for the university.
  • A two-year show-cause period for the former assistant coach from April 14, 2017, through April 13, 2019. During that period, any NCAA member school employing the former coach in an athletics role, including his current school, must restrict him for all off-campus recruiting activities and require him to attend NCAA Regional Rules Seminars in 2017 and 2018.
  • The former assistant coach requested an expedited penalty case to contest the length of his show-cause penalty. After the hearing, the panel determined the penalty was appropriate because the former assistant coach had a responsibility as a part of the NCAA membership to provide truthful information during the investigation and he failed to do so during the interviews.
  • A withholding of the former assistant coach and his replacement from off-campus recruiting and telephone contact for 39 days, from April 22 through May 31, 2016 (self-imposed by the university).
  • The former assistant coach involved in a Level III violation was prohibited from participating in any off-campus recruiting for 30 days from Sept. 25, 2015, through Oct. 25, 2015, and suspended from one game during the 2015 football season (self-imposed by the university).
  • A disassociation of the booster (self-imposed by the university).
  • A $5,000 fine (self-imposed by the university).

MORE: Case Of Bo Davis Further Proves Lying To NCAA Is Worse Than Actual Violation

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