This evening the University of Alabama released a cease and desist letter dated December 22, 2010 to Outkickthecoverage.com. We have replicated the letter in its entirety below for your review. The blockbuster revelation from the letter is that it confirms that Tom Albetar, the owner of T-Town Menswear was, in fact, “selling or distributing…items depicting current University of Alabama student-athletes, specifically, items autographed by current student-athletes.”
In the letter Alabama asserts that the student-athletes had no knowledge that the items were being sold. If the students were proven to have known that the objects were being sold or were proven to have received anything for the sale of the objects, they would be ineligible under NCAA rules.
Below is the letter for your review.