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NCAA investigating Alabama textbook case

Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Alabama could face additional penalties from the NCAA due to the textbook investigation in 2007 that led to the suspension of several players.

Antoine Caldwell, Glen Coffee, Marlon Davis, Marquis Johnson and Chris Rogers were suspended by Alabama for four games during the 2007 season, but were later reinstated by the NCAA.

Representatives from Alabama met Feb. 20 with the NCAA Committee on Infractions to answer a notice of allegations regarding potential "major" violations. The NCAA has yet to respond with any additional punishment that could be weighed against UA in the matter.

Alabama president Robert Witt said he's comfortable with the way the school's compliance office handled the situation.

My take is that nothing further from the NCAA will come of this, especially when you consider that Alabama took the corrective steps it did in 2007.