Alabama's Dareus under investigation

Another prominent college football player is under investigation for alleged improper contact with a sports agent.

University of Alabama officials are looking into whether junior defensive lineman Marcel Dareus broke NCAA rules by attending an agent's party in Miami's South Beach earlier this summer, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

Dareus, ranked as the No. 7 prospect for the 2011 NFL draft by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper, is the latest player to be entangled in an evolving NCAA investigation into illegal contact and conduct by sports agents.

"Our [university] compliance people are looking into it," Alabama coach Nick Saban said.

Read Ivan Maisel and Mark Schlabach's full article on Dareus here.