Three weeks ago this now-deleted Facebook photo of Trent Richardson having dinner with officially disassociated Alabama booster and Tuscaloosa suit store owner Tom Al-Betar at a Japanese steakhouse in Tuscaloosa surfaced on the site outkickthecoverage.com:
(Evidence of disgraced booster’s relationship to Bama stars piling up)
Now a new photo of Richardson and T-Town Menwear […]
Friday I documented current starting Alabama linebacker Nico Johnson’s relationship with Tuscaloosa suit store owner and disassociated University of Alabama football booster Tom Al-Betar.
Facebook-dated and camera-timestamped photos and a now-deleted Facebook video posted by Al-Betar showed Johnson out to dinner with the defrocked Alabama booster twice and inside Al-Betar’s T-Town Menswear store on multiple occasions.
On Dec. 23, 2010, Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith announced that multiple Buckeye football players, including Terrelle Pryor, Dan Herron and DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas had been suspended for five games in 2011 for receiving extra benefits in the form of tattoos and cash from Columbus tattoo parlor owner and convicted […]
As the University of Alabama sinks into an ever-widening scandal involving the display of current Alabama football player memorabilia at a Tuscaloosa menswear store, Monday the University of Georgia took a proactive step to slam the gate on such activity.
(Photo Credit: Jeff Roberts - Birmingham News)
The day after Alabama’s fan day, which featured current […]
The past two weeks, I’ve chronicled activity by a Tuscaloosa suit store owner and University of Alabama student-athletes that, per a particular NCAA rule, renders those Crimson Tide football players ineligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
(Ingram, Jones Likenesses Featured In Suit Store TV Spot)
That athletic ineligibility is not based on student-athletes receiving benefits from […]
Or as they call it in Lee County:
The Running of the Gumps®.
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In the past two weeks current Alabama football player Trent Richardson has been seen in now-deleted Facebook photos signing personalized memorabilia inside T-Town Menswear. Some of the items Richardson signed were later seen on display inside the Tuscaloosa suit store, which is located three miles from the University of Alabama campus.
Some were not.
In one Facebook-dated […]
In a cease-and-desist letter (pdf) to T-Town Menswear owner Tom Al-Betar on December 22, 2010 and a March 31, 2011, letter (pdf) disassociating the Tuscaloosa suit store owner from the school’s athletic program, the first NCAA rule cited in each University of Alabama communication was NCAA bylaw 220.127.116.11.
NCAA bylaw 18.104.22.168. states:
“After becoming a student-athlete, an […]
Last Friday Mark McCarter of the HUNTSVILLE TIMES reported University of Alabama Athletic Director Mal Moore addressed the “current controversy” involving Alabama football players and T-Town Menswear in Tuscaloosa.
Of the business, which operates three miles from the University of Alabama campus, Moore said:
“The university has responded to this maybe six months ago. Meeting with the […]
Chase Goodbread of TideSports.com reported last week that during a recent Dallas radio show appearance, Nick Saban said he didn’t think it was necessary to ban his players from T-Town Menswear in Tuscaloosa.
Saban to Ian Fitzsimmons of 103.3 ESPN Radio in Dallas:
“You know, I guess I could ban our players from the place but […]