NCAA News: Alabama Closes Practice To NFL Scouts

This is in response to reports of NFL agents giving players benefits that go against NCAA rules. reported Tuesday that Saban had informed a number of NFL teams that scouts were not welcome at Alabama practice until further notice.

At the SEC’s media days, Saban was harshly critical of agents who provide impermissible benefits to student-athletes in hopes of winning them as clients when they turn pro. The NCAA is currently investigating players at several schools for possible rules infractions involving agents, with allegations focusing around players attending a party thrown by an agent in South Florida during the summer.

Saban expects the NFLPA to deal with unlawful player agents.

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