According to an NCAA statement, they were reinstated "based on a condition of repayment."
The two were initially declared ineligible after going on a chartered fishing trip in Gulf Shores this past spring. Curtis Anderson of Athens paid for the trip.
According to the NCAA, the student-athletes received impermissible food, lodging, transportation and entertainment from Anderson.
Alabama reported the violations and declared Jones and Ingram ineligible. As part of the reinstatement request, Alabama has required the student-athletes make repayment of the make repayment of the value of the impermissible benefits to charity, according to the NCAA.
When the story broke several weeks ago, University spokesperson Deborah Lane said, ""Mr. Anderson is not affiliated with UA. He is not a UA booster, fan or alumnus, and is not a UA season ticket holder. In fact, Mr. Anderson told us that all of his family are fans of another SEC school."
The NCAA said it considers factors such as relevant case precedent and the student-athlete's responsibility for the violation, as well as any mitigating factors presented by the institution.
The determination of Anderson not being an athletic booster of Alabama likely factored into the decision. Had it been determined Anderson had affiliations with the Tide, his payment for the players' trip would have been considered a major violation. Otherwise, it is considered secondary.