Bama fires staffer in wake of FBI investigation into college basketball

(Tuscaloosa)--Yesterday the FBI revealed a sweeping investigation into intercollegiate athletics. Several Universities were singled out including Auburn University. Today Alabama released the following statement from the University's Director of Athletics Greg Byrne regarding it's basketball program.

“Following yesterday’s reports from New York regarding a Federal investigation of intercollegiate athletics, The University of Alabama Department of Athletics immediately initiated an internal review of our men’s basketball operations. As a result, we have accepted the resignation effective today of Kobie Baker, a men’s basketball administrator. Our review has not identified any NCAA or SEC rules violations nor the involvement of any other coach or staff member. We have notified both of the governing bodies of the actions we have taken. As always, we will continue to be proactive in our compliance efforts.”