Former Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis, who was given a 2-year show-cause penalty after being investigated for recruiting violations back in April, saw his penalty upheld by the NCAA.
The decision by the NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee was announced on the NCAA’s official website on Thursday morning, although it doesn’t cite Davis by name.
Davis resigned from his position with the Crimson Tide on April 29, the last day of the NFL draft, before it was revealed that he was being investigated by the NCAA for recruiting violations.
At the time, the Committee on Infractions panel found that Davis acted “unethically” and provided “false or misleading information about impermissible recruiting contacts.”
As a result, Davis was dealt the 2-year show-cause penalty that started on April 14, 2017 and runs through April 13, 2019. Davis’ appeal argued that the show-cause punishment should have begun on the date of his resignation from Alabama rather than the date of the infractions panel announcement.
However, the appellate committee didn’t grant that, while also noting that Davis’ discipline could have been much worse. The show-cause order that Davis faced carried a minimum of 5 years to a maximum of 10 years with a probation on all athletically-related duties.
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