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Bethune-Cookman investigates potential football NCAA violations during Brian Jenkins' tenure

Bethune-Cookman alerted the NCAA and launched an internal investigation last year following allegations of rules violations in the football program during former coach Brian Jenkins' tenure.

Alabama State hired Jenkins as coach despite knowing about allegations that he mistreated players and broke NCAA rules during his tenure at Bethune-Cookman, the Montgomery Advertiser reported during the weekend.

The newspaper, citing interviews with B-CU players and coaches, reported Jenkins routinely practiced his team beyond the 20 hours per week allowed by the NCAA and may have provided improper benefits.

"During the fall semester of 2014, Bethune-Cookman University...