Former Alabama assistant gets two-year show-cause penalty for NCAA violations

The NCAA announced on Friday that former Alabama assistant coach Bo Davis has been handed a two-year show cause penalty for providing “false or misleading information about impermissible recruiting contacts.” 

The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions concluded that Davis, unnamed in the release, “acted unethically” when he knowingly participated in an “impermissible meeting arranged by a booster with four prospects at their high school.” 

The show-cause for Davis, currently at UT-San Antonio, begins immediately (April 14, 2017) and runs through April 13, 2019. It is not yet known how the penalty will affect Davis’ job with UTSA. 

“The booster later initiated another impermissible meeting with three of the prospects on her own,” the NCAA release said. “The contacts provided the university with a recruiting advantage because, contrary to NCAA rules, the activity occurred before the end of the prospects’ junior year of high school and allowed the booster to recruit prospects.” 

AL.com reports “Davis has maintained with the NCAA that the meeting wasn’t pre-arranged and that it consisted simply of Davis introducing himself upon urging from the players’ high school coach.”

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