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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix received loan from Alabama coach Corey Harris

Ha Ha Clinton-DixWhen Nick Saban announced on Wednesday that safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, the immediate reaction was for people to ask what led to the suspension. Well now we know.

The Tuscaloosa News reported on Thursday that Alabama strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris loaned Clinton-Dix money, which is a violation of NCAA rules.

According to The News, Harris loaned Clinton-Dix less than $500 after the safety’s car was broken into in late June. A police report Clinton-Dix filed following the theft states that clothes, shoes, subwoofers, money and an iPad were among the belongings stolen from his car.

Harris has been placed on administrative leave for providing the money to Clinton-Dix, which supposedly was paid back. CBS Sports reports that Alabama expects Clinton-Dix to miss 1-3 games during the suspension.

As another concern, Alabama’s compliance office learned when investigating the matter that Harris has ties to a sports agent. Clinton-Dix is considered one of the top safeties in the country and a strong NFL prospect.

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix avoids ejection after targeting call overturned (GIF)

Alabama junior defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was allowed to remain in the game on Saturday against Texas A&M after referees reviewed a play and overturned a controversial targeting call during the second quarter.

Referees initially ruled that Clinton-Dix targeted A&M wide receiver Derel Walker on a pass down the sidelines on first and 10. The targeting penalty is new to college football this season, and it calls for an automatic ejection. However, the referees reviewed the call and determined Clinton-Dix did not target Walker. They reversed the call and allowed Clinton-Dix to remain in the game, though he was penalized 15 yards for a personal foul. A&M still went 3 and out after that and punted, who drove 93 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-14.

It’s pretty clear that Clinton-Dix was going for the ball and not targeting Walker, which is why he was allowed to remain in the game:

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