Alabama’s recruiting coordinator was suspended Friday after the school was accused of recruiting students who engaged in sexual activity on campus.
According to the Alabama Times, Scott Johnson was charged with sexual battery and endangering the welfare of a child.
The newspaper reported that Johnson was suspended from the football program after the accusation.
“This is truly a tragic and devastating time for all of us at Alabama,” athletic director Craig Littlefield said in a statement.
“We are committed to ensuring that all of our student-athletes and staff members receive the highest level of safety and protection, and we will continue to lead the way to a culture of safety that is rooted in our values.
We are grateful for the outpouring of support from across the state, and I extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those who have suffered.”
According to The Associated Press, the alleged incidents occurred between 2011 and 2016, when the student-coach and the student allegedly engaged in oral sex, hugging, and touching the other person.
The Times said the alleged incident took place at the home of Johnson’s wife.
He has been suspended from all football activities and from all other jobs for a year, and his employment with the school will be terminated.
Johnson’s wife, Stephanie, told the Times that she was not aware of the allegations and that she had no knowledge of the alleged acts.
She did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.
The Associated Press said that an attorney representing the student and his family was notified of the charges and that the investigation was ongoing.