UA appeals NCAA ruling

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WSFA) - Just days after the NCAA slapped the University with fines, probation and the loss of numerous football wins - an appeal.

Dr. Robert Witt, President of the University of Alabama issued the following statement:

"The University of Alabama will appeal the sanctions announced on June 11 by the NCAA Committee on Infractions regarding violations of the NCAA's policies on textbooks for student-athletes.  We appreciate that the Committee recognized the isolated nature of this violation as well as UA's immediate and aggressive actions to correct the situation as soon as we discovered the problem.

WSFA 12 News will have reaction from officials as they become available.