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Alabama lists secondary NCAA violations -- former UM assistant linked

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

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Lets just get it and on and play some football !!!

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