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One Tide WR suspended, another likely transferring

Bennett Jackson, Marvin Shinn AP

The dismissals of the four arrested ones weren’t the only news coming from Nick Saban on the player personnel front Wednesday.

Wide receiver Danny Woodson Jr., the Alabama head coach said, has been suspended and will not participate with the team this spring.  The only reason given for the suspension was, of course, unspecified violations of team rules.

Woodson, a four-star member of the Tide’s 2011 recruiting class, played in six games in 2012 after redshirting his true freshman season.  He caught one pass for nine yards.

Additionally, fellow receiver Marvin Shinn (pictured) has elected to not participate in the team’s offseason program, including spring practice.  As for his future, Saban said flatly that he’s “assuming that he’s going to decide to go someplace else, but I haven’t heard that.”

Shinn caught six passes for 42 yards in playing in all 14 of the Tide’s games last season.  Like Woodson, Shinn was a four-star recruit in UA’s 2011 class.  He was rated as the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama that year and the No. 10 receiver in the country.

Those weren’t the only issues at the position as the Tide enters spring practice, which will commence March 16 and conclude with the annual A-Day game April 20.

Senior Kevin Norwood has a toe injury that’s he’s been dealing with for months and has put his availability for most if not all of the spring in doubt, at least on the full-participation front.  Because of the injury, Norwood has not participated in the offseason conditioning program.

Saban did not specify whether the injury will or won’t require surgery, or what impact if any it will have on Norwood’s availability for summer camp.

Last season, Norwood was second on the team in receptions (29) and receiving yards (461), and tied for second in receiving touchdowns (four).

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13 Responses to “One Tide WR suspended, another likely transferring”
  1. canetic says: Feb 27, 2013 7:50 PM

    I’m going to build a championship college football team with Alabama’s discarded players

  2. kdbroom says: Feb 27, 2013 8:57 PM

    Sounds like Saban is trying to figure out how to get down to 85 scholarship players. How many more cuts does he need now?

  3. alligatorsnapper says: Feb 27, 2013 9:23 PM

    Maybe he smoked fake pot? Hope so. Hope it was not another felony assault and robbery.

    Alabama is having a rash of these types of problems at present, but I would expect that many other teams before the new season starts will have similar.

    For these reasons, among others, most coaches (and this fan) do not like the “off season.” We will over the next weeks or month, begin the litany of arrest reports.

  4. mrlitl says: Feb 27, 2013 9:36 PM

    @canetic Hilarious!


  5. rsmeans says: Feb 27, 2013 10:13 PM

    Alabama has no problem whatsoever with meeting the 85 player limit by September. They are down to 88 players today and have four players who are 5th year seniors who have never played and can be ethically and rightly removed and two additional players at QB who want to transfer. Del Rio and at least 2 other walkons will probably be given scholarships The problem is that most fans and the media have no background in math. Saban is well on his way to his best team ever in 2013 and very likely to repeat as NC..

  6. tigersgeaux says: Feb 27, 2013 10:16 PM

    More likely I think the players Alabama kicks off, do not qualify, or are accepted but transfer, could probably defeat any other conference champion, including a major independent with an imaginary girl friend.

  7. suprmous says: Feb 28, 2013 2:56 AM

    tigersgeaux, wtg gf. You just made my day and nite with that comment and here I thought I was goin to be doomed to have to put up with boredom from -ahem- one who’s convinced that in T-town nothin goes wrong.

  8. LasseterRTR says: Feb 28, 2013 3:18 AM

    YOUR teams do the same dang things…Lmao…but you’re too busy paying attention to us…

    @tigersgeaux, Good one…

  9. blitz4848 says: Feb 28, 2013 9:48 AM

    Let’s be honest!!!
    Saban is a great coach and Bama is a great program BUT………

    Saban has learned how to manipiulate the rules better than a “carny booth operator!”

    Saban’s math = get all the very best players that WANT to come to Bama NO matter how many he has on scholarship at the time of signings! Then cull through the least productive/least potential ones and encourage them to move in to get down to the 85 limit………….

  10. polegojim says: Feb 28, 2013 10:03 AM

    With EVERY team, the challenge is that football talent does not equate to integrity and moral character… nor life-intelligence.

    A number are physically gifted… and not much else – nor to they care to enhance other areas of their lives.

    Some of these guys truly focus on nothing else but the gridiron and performing at school is not a priority to them.

    Too bad that part of their life can’t be more positively effected by the Football Program… but I don’t believe that’s the Coaches responsibility.

  11. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Feb 28, 2013 12:19 PM

    Roll Tide…….all the way to the gutter. Bunch of criminals with a dirty slime ball coach.
    Do these players have to give back their signing bonus?

  12. mtmk0586 says: Feb 28, 2013 3:09 PM

    Only a few more and he will be in limit!

  13. WingT says: Mar 2, 2013 6:40 PM

    @ Blitz4848…”Lets be honest”

    Nice post – I did a little research on the size of the signing classes for the past 4 years on Florida – though you might find it interesting and would especially love to hear you explain how Florida signed a total of 99 players. The limit is 85 right?


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