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NCAA Probes Party with 2009 Heisman Winner

7/22/2010 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned the NCAA wants to talk to Alabama's Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram about a lavish party he attended in Washington, DC -- and whether any NCAA rules were broken.

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A source with knowledge of the inquiry says Ingram attended the party on May 12th at District nightclub. Ingram was photographed (left) at the celebration for college stars who had just been drafted by NFL teams -- including Florida's Joe Haden (center).

Ingram is a returning junior this year and we're told the NCAA wants to know if agents paid for anything involved with his DC trip -- which could be a violation of NCAA rules.

The University of Alabama says Ingram is on the up and up. The Compliance Department tells us, "Mark asked if he could visit Joe Haden at his home in Baltimore. We checked with the NCAA and they approved this trip as long as Mark provided receipts for his expenses."

It's unclear whether those receipts were submitted, but clearly the NCAA has unanswered questions.

Ingram, by the way, was a total badass last season -- leading the Crimson Tide to the National Championship and winning the Heisman.



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16.

suz    

he needs to produce every single receipt
He can't even accept a free sandwich.
NCAA takes this seriously.

1518 days ago
17.

Luke708    

A University of Alabama athletics spokesman has denied a report today by TMZ saying the NCAA wants to speak with Crimson Tide tailback Mark Ingram about attending a May 12 party in Washington, D.C., involving recent NFL draft picks like Florida standout Joe Haden.
UA's response, through a spokesman, is that the NCAA cleared the trip in advance and is not investigating Ingram's involvement now.
The TMZ report, which cites "A source with knowledge of the inquiry," says Ingram checked with UA's compliance office about visiting Haden in the Baltimore area. The school reportedly cleared the trip so long as Ingram provided receipts for expenses, though TMZ states "It's unclear whether those receipts were submitted."
Ingram submitted those receipts, according to UA spokesman Doug Walker.
"Mark provided all the appropriate do***entation," Walker said, "and we are not aware of any issues with the visit."

The next time you try to taint a really good kid's reputation check your sources. And as for all the racist comments on here you should all be ashamed !

1518 days ago
18.

Kelly    


College football is begining to remind me ALOT of boxing!!

Everything is being rigged. College was always more fun to watch cuz big money wasn't at the root yet.

This is my State, my team....this sucks!
Nick Saban is a pretty tough coach so hopefully...maybe...
Auburn will have a field day with this one!!

Roll Tide though.

1518 days ago
19.

Jennifer    

This story is a complete lie. The trip was cleared in advance by the NCAA and Ingram is NOT under investigation. I can understand how all of you in the Thirty Mile Zone want to bring the others down with you since USC got skewered for its outrageous cheating, but stick to the subject you know - starlet crotch shots and celebrity DUIs.

1518 days ago
20.

electriczipper    

coming out of a local strip club Mark Ingram was heard to say
"I be swearing I did nutin wrong"."Now go get my BMW punk before I put a cap in ya"

1518 days ago
21.

aaron    

"A source with knowledge of the inquiry"? Wow that sounds reliable.
Is this person afraid of death threats or losing his/her job? There is no reason to be anonymous. Ludicrous.

1518 days ago
22.

Bama Grad    

http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2010/07/ua_mark_ingram_was_cleared_for.html

1518 days ago
23.

Harry Box    

These douchebags at this rag, should be more vigilant about confirming their facts before they arbitrarily trash someone's reputation.

1518 days ago
24.

John    

Consider the source. Enough said. Purely irresponsible journalism.

1518 days ago
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1518 days ago
26.

Anon E Mouse    

Fcuk the NCAA and its legalized slavery.
The players in college basketball and football need to realize that they are being used as slaves and paid chicken feed while the universities and everyone else is making billions off of them.
Go on strike and demand to be paid more than some stupid scholarship and some food and a room.

If you don't play, there are no games and they don't make money.
You have coaches making millions of dollars a year and the players can't even get a ham sandwich bought for them.
Wake the hell up and stop being used.

1518 days ago
27.

Zombiewoof    

C'on tmz.

Such erroneous reporting is destroying the little bit of credibility that you built when you broke the story about MJ croaking.

1518 days ago
28.

ky    

so funny that someone is actually pretending to be Paul Finebaum on here. You should really aim higher.

1518 days ago
29.

2009 BCS National Champions    

http://www.tidesports.com/article/20100722/NEWS/100729900/1011?Title=Ingram-trip-cleared-by-NCAA


“This was vetted before it happened,” UA spokesman Doug Walker said.

Ingram approached the UA compliance office before making the trip, and UA got clearance from the NCAA, which said the trip was permissible as long as Ingram provided receipts showing he paid his own way. Ingram presented the receipts to the UA compliance office upon his return.

“Mark provided appropriate do***entation,” Walker said. “We're not aware of any issues with this.”


Read it again folks. TMZ is stirring the proverbial **** pot once again.

1518 days ago
30.

2009 BCS National Champions    

He was no badass against Auburn last year when we held him to only 30 yards! War Eagle!!!

Posted at 11:17 AM on Jul 22, 2010 by Aubarngal


Just like an Auburn fan...proud of a loss.

Posted at 11:48 AM on Jul 22, 2010 by got 13?


It's the honest truth. Oh, Mark Ingram is Stud!
Roll Tide Roll!

1518 days ago
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