BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The NCAA has cleared Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Mark Ingram to play in Saturday's season opener against Virginia Tech in Atlanta. Here is the official ruling from the NCAA.
The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff has reinstated the eligibility of University of Alabama football student-athletes Julio Jones and Mark Ingram based on a condition of repayment.
According to the facts of the case submitted by Alabama, the student-athletes received impermissible food, lodging, transportation and entertainment from an individual with whom one of the student-athletes had become acquainted prior to enrolling in college.
Consistent with NCAA membership requirements, the institution reported the violation and declared the student-athletes ineligible. As part of the reinstatement request, the institution required the student-athletes to make repayment of the value of the impermissible benefits to charity.