The University of Alabama released an annual report of secondary NCAA violations on Thursday, including one by an unnamed football staffer who "provided impermissible benefits to a prospect and his family and introduced prospects to a booster while at another institution.''
That staffer, according to an Associated Press source: Joe Pannunzio, a former UM tight ends coach/special teams coordinator and current Crimson Tide director of football operation.
Al.com first reported the release of Alabama's public report, which did not identify the person involved.
A source told The Miami Herald earlier this year that neither Pannunzio nor former Alabama offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland -- now the O-line coach with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles -- were charged in the NCAA's Notice of Allegations in the case involving former UM booster Nevin Shapiro.
"The penalties levied against the staff member, which also included a trip to a NCAA regional rules seminar and 90 days without any permissible recruiting communications, were self-imposed by Alabama,'' cited the al.com story. "Pannunzio, who makes a $170,000 salary has not received a raise during the past two years."
UM hopes to receive its sanctions from the NCAA in that case sometime before the season begins (Aug. 30 against FAU).
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN