Alabama self-reports secondary violations

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama has self-reported three secondary N-C-double-A violations in football since October 16th, 2006.

The school is also preparing a report on coach Nick Saban's recent contact with recruits that might have broken the rules.

The Birmingham News is reporting on the developments according to documents the newspaper obtained through an open records request.

Two of the violations came after Saban's hiring on January fourth, though one happened without the knowledge of Saban or his staff.

Athletic department spokesman Doug Walker said Alabama will soon submit a report to the Southeastern Conference on allegations that Saban had improper contacts with three Miami prospects.

The names of those involved in the other violations were not released, but two involved a booster having improper contact with a recruit.

Alabama committed two secondary violations during the same time period last season under coach Mike Shula.

The school also reported one violation each in baseball, men's track and field, women's track and field, women's tennis and swimming and diving.

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