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September 03, 1987

The University of Alabama may lose $633,616 in postseason basketball tournament receipts for playing center Derrick McKey and guard Terry Coner after they had taken money from a sports agent.

School and NCAA officials said the funds were put on hold after McKey, a junior, and Coner, a senior, admitted last April that they had accepted money from agent Norby Walters. McKey was later declared ineligible for his final season, although school officials are considering an appeal.

"The issue is whether the funds should be forfeited because ineligible players participated," said David Berst, enforcement director for the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The case will be heard by the NCAA's Executive Committee in December.

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