With a name like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, it sounds like the Alabama Crimson Tide safety always has a good time — especially by playing the game he loves. However, a recent “breaking of team rules” has landed the junior defensive back for the nation’s top team in hot water, according to head coach Nick Saban. Well, the reason for his suspension was unclear until now. An Alabama assistant coach has allegedly been placed on leave for distributing money to the junior football player.
This has become quite the common occurrence these days as players from around college football, past and present, have been accused and caught taking money from the coaching staff. This furthers the discussion of players being paid to play in college — which I think is ridiculous.
Being rewarded a free education should be enough for playing a game with a school name on your chest. It’s not feasible for all college teams to pay their players because some smaller schools don’t make nearly as much money as an Alabama-caliber program.
That’s an argument for another day.
Clinton-Dix was considered one of the top young safeties in college football, and he is currently second on the team in tackles this season. He is a big piece to this team’s championship puzzle.
The name of the assistant strength coach that loaned Clinton-Dix the money is Corey Harris. He has been placed on administrative leave for lending the safety $500 for an unknown purpose. Ha Ha’s bank records show that he has since paid the coach back — but that doesn’t change the breakage of rules.
Hot water for those two down in Tuscaloosa.