TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama has asked an Athens man to stay away from two Crimson Tide football players he took on a Gulf Coast fishing trip.
The university investigated the trip that Curtis Anderson took this past spring with star receiver Julio Jones and running back Mark Ingram.
Officials didn't report any NCAA violations or impose any penalties on the football program. But Anderson has been asked to end his relationship with the players, and Jones and Ingram were told not to contact him.
The 56-year-old Anderson said he is friends with the players and doesn't care about football. He is disabled and said the two players helped him into the boat.
Alabama spokeswoman Deborah Lane said Anderson isn't an Alabama booster or fan.