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Alabama suspends HaHa Clinton-Dix indefinitely

HaHa Clinton-Dix AP

A violation of team rules has cost Alabama a safety for this weekend’s game. According to Andrew Gribble of, Alabama has suspended safety HaHa Clinton-Dix indefinitely, with Nick Saban saying no more than a violation of team rules as the cause.

Clinton-Dix is Alabama’s second leading tackler through four games with 24 tackles, including 14 solo tackles. The junior has also deflected two passes and is widely considered among the top safety prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft in 2014.

Clinton-Dix has started all four games for Alabama at free safety. According to the report, Saban says sophomores Landon Collins and Geno Smith will fill the void during Clinton-Dix’s absence. Nick Perry, who had been listed second on the depth chart this season recently underwent season-ending shoulder surgery.

The suspension will have minimal impact this weekend against Georgia State, but if Clinton-Dix sits out deeper in to the season his loss will become more critical. LSU and Mississippi State are the only teams remaining on the schedule that has a getter passing offense than Alabama. Arkansas, Tennessee and Auburn have three of the bottom four passing offenses in the SEC that remain on Alabama’s schedule.

If Alabama starts to run short on safeties, they can always do what Purdue is doing and move a quarterback to fill a safety spot if needed.

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52 Responses to “Alabama suspends HaHa Clinton-Dix indefinitely”
  1. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 2, 2013 7:34 PM

    I would bet the entire endowment of the University of Alabama that he’s back on the field for LSU.

    No one learns a lesson when they have to sit out against FCS schools and bottom scrapers like Kentucky and Arkansas.

  2. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Oct 2, 2013 7:34 PM

    Saban will have him back on the field for LSU and Mississippi State for sure

  3. thegamecocker says: Oct 2, 2013 7:40 PM

    Any parent who names their kid HA-HA should be hung! I’m sure his self-esteem growing up was real great! His parent or parents need to have their heads
    inspected. And then the hyphenated last name to give the kid some props……I guess that’s the latest trend in the hood….

  4. timh1955 says: Oct 2, 2013 7:47 PM

    @gamecocker – Any school that names their team a cock should be hung! At least take the chicken off the helmets as it’s so ugly.

  5. be4bama says: Oct 2, 2013 7:58 PM

    Ha Ha is only a nickname. His name is Clinton.

  6. tidebarrister says: Oct 2, 2013 8:00 PM


    Have you ever heard of Google? If you did a simple Google search, you would have easily found that Ha-Ha is only a nickname. His first name is Ha’Sean. He was given the nickname Ha-Ha by family members when young relatives had a difficult time pronouncing his first name.

    See how simple it is to learn something instead of being a “simpleton!” Looks like you need your head inspected, as you’re either too dumb or lazy (or both) to take 5 minutes to figure something out.

  7. Deb says: Oct 2, 2013 8:02 PM

    HaHa is probably a nickname. He violated team rules, and it’s up to the team to impose discipline. Nick has held out a top starter from a bowl game for violating team rules, so he’ll do what’s necessary. But since the kid committed the infraction–whatever it was–now, I doubt any coach would delay sitting him out until the team reached the toughest part of its schedule. That would be silly. And Nick’s not a silly guy.

  8. be4bama says: Oct 2, 2013 8:02 PM

    I’m wrong. His first name is Ha’Sean.

  9. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Oct 2, 2013 8:11 PM

    Gamecocker – Is Jadeveon a better name?

  10. micklethepickle says: Oct 2, 2013 8:19 PM

    goodellisruiningtheleague says:
    Oct 2, 2013 8:11 PM
    Gamecocker – Is Jadeveon a better name?

    This was a sick burn!!!!

  11. beavertonsteve says: Oct 2, 2013 8:28 PM

    This probably insures he’ll be picked by the Rams in the draft.

  12. thegamecocker says: Oct 2, 2013 8:39 PM


    Thank-you Counselor! Ha’Sean is MUCH better. I think many folks who cannot read or write, view the alphabet and put letters together to come up with names. These are ignorant people.

    Unlike yourself, Esquire, I’m too busy to waste time looking up the roster of THE U. of Alabama 2013 Football Roster. That’s why there are jackweeds like yourself who do it for me.

    Good job Counselor! Seeing how you charge about $350/hour for your brain power, I’d say I saved about $175……now who is the simpleton? Now who is “dumb or lazy….or both”. Show this to your Wife or girlfriend……or both. They’ll laugh and say….the guy’s right! He got you to do the leg work. Now go find an ambulance…..

  13. tony34343434 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:39 PM

    he didnt follow team rules and take his PED”S, deer antler. Ahh when he needs some money he will be back to play. keep paying those players bama. ROll Dam Cheaters!!!!!

  14. Deb says: Oct 2, 2013 8:50 PM

    thegamecocker …

    Please stop talking about hyphenated names being a “trend in the hood” and illiterate people throwing letters together to make names. You don’t know anything about this young man or his family’s circumstances. These comments are extremely inappropriate.

  15. sweetdaddy71 says: Oct 2, 2013 8:55 PM

    They should be investigating who bought the car he is Dix driving!

  16. dcroz says: Oct 2, 2013 8:58 PM

    You’ve just got to love all the haters whining that Saban will be sure to have Ha-Ha back in time for the LSU game. There is nothing in the article to indicate what the violation in question is, yet apparently they are all sure it must be something worthy of being kicked off the team for the rest of the year. Hey, dumbasses, LSU is still FIVE WEEKS AWAY. If Saban suspended him until then, that’s a four-game suspension (the Tide has a bye week the Saturday before LSU…as do the Tigers). A third of the season. Would that be enough for you?

  17. redbearwoodall says: Oct 2, 2013 9:03 PM

    Monica Lewinsky’s favorite football player.

  18. 11inthebox says: Oct 2, 2013 9:07 PM

    thegamecocker says: Oct 2, 2013 8:39 PM

    I think many folks who cannot read or write, view the alphabet and put letters together to come up with names. These are ignorant people.
    Okay, so you’re embarrassed that you attacked this kid’s family without the benefit of facts. And now you’re trying to double down.

    The best thing to do is to admit you were wrong and move on.

    Instead you insist that “these people” who create names for their children are “ignorant.” Like a previous poster noted, Jadaveon Clowney’s mother is “one of these people.” But I assume his membership in the South Carolina society makes it somehow “different?”

    It doesn’t. Just admit you were wrong.

  19. thegamecocker says: Oct 2, 2013 9:15 PM


    Ok, I value your opinion so I will apologize. But in my opinion, I do see a trend here just as I see the trend of tattooing. That is also something else I’m not a fan of. I don’t want to annoy you so I will cease and desist with this line of thought.

  20. Deb says: Oct 2, 2013 9:20 PM

    @thegamecocker …

    Thank you :)

  21. goodfieldnohit says: Oct 2, 2013 9:35 PM

    There is some serious racism up in these comments.

  22. be4bama says: Oct 2, 2013 9:42 PM

    HaHa has been on SABAN’s sh*t list since back in the off season. Obviously HaHa pissed him off good this time. Suspension could be a day, week, or month.

  23. afrancis55 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:54 PM


    P.S. what kind of name(even if its only a nickname) is “Haha?”

  24. soundsofsuccess7 says: Oct 2, 2013 9:55 PM

    You know you messed up if you get suspended as an Alabama player.

  25. Romulus says: Oct 2, 2013 10:17 PM

    @ ignorant crimson necks.
    Word from the Alabama camp it is agent contact. More suspensions to come. Just watch.

  26. Deb says: Oct 2, 2013 10:57 PM

    Oh, Romulus …

    So nice to have you back on our threads spredding around more of that SEC family support! It’s just heart-warming the way you love, love, love all over the Crimson Tide like a good little SEC soldier. You are truly an example to us all. I salute you, sir.

  27. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 2, 2013 11:11 PM


    Say what? Saban is too smart to go let ONE player who has known agent contact player ever again for the Tide, Yeah, yeah, I know you’ll bring up Fluker, Fluker acted on his own without Alabama having any knowledge that he may have accepted extraordinary benefits to a student athlete.

    I’m pretty well hardwired into Bama and agent contact was not what the young man was disciplined for. Now, if you have actual proof via hard news sites, I’m all for Bama being thrown the book at if it allowed agents access to players. However I’m a jaundiced person when it comes to reporting on hard news or sports. In today’s world, it is “Ready!, Fire!, Aim! rather than actually reporting hard facts. Everybody wants to be first, rather than right. This was shown in the Johnny Manziel reporting. It was “damn the actual facts, we have a network to fill with content!” Remember ESPN stands for “ENTERTAINMENT and Sports Programming Network.”


  28. majortlabrador says: Oct 2, 2013 11:23 PM

    Does he have a sister named “HoHo” and a cousin named “Shit-Giggles”?

  29. ndrick731 says: Oct 3, 2013 2:12 AM

    All the sudden disciplinary action must be taken against him on the weekend they play Georgia State. What a joke. Typical SEC.

  30. be4bama says: Oct 3, 2013 8:07 AM

    My grandson has an hyphenated last name because he lost his dad and now his step dad has adopted him. My grandson made the decision himself because he wanted to honor and recognize both of his dads.
    My last name is Adcock……any of you mature adults want to joke on that?
    BAMA rarely losses a game and this is something that drives the haters crazy.

  31. Romulus says: Oct 3, 2013 8:42 AM

    I bet you were not spewing that filth when Auburn was under the microscope.

  32. paulhargis53 says: Oct 3, 2013 8:45 AM

    How much longer is this site going to let the gamecocker get away with his subtle racist postings?

    “Those people” , “in the hood” etc.?

    This guy is a bigoted racist plain and simple and I’m tired of reading his crap.

    He only posts regarding African Americans getting into trouble.

    He’s a sickening person that needs to be off of this site. Google him and CFT to see what I mean. That the writers do not ban him is to agree with him.

    Go burn your crosses somewhere else, old man. Aren’t you late for a hate rally Grand Wizard?

  33. microbrewuga says: Oct 3, 2013 9:37 AM

    Wow, this thread got out of control, FAST!

    Has anyone made the comment yet that Ha-Ha is a joke? I hope not, because I think that is a pretty funny comment.

    Go University of Georgia. Please exceed the point total of the University of Tennessee in a convincing manner. (Accountant cheer).

  34. be4bama says: Oct 3, 2013 10:10 AM

    GOOD GRIEF…..whiny a$$ libs are everywhere.
    We have “hoods” in all colors when I live. My white cousin’s name is LaTisa. And my family is mixed. Obama and his cronies have set race relations back 60 years.
    Paul, do you think I’m racist too?

  35. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 3, 2013 10:29 AM


    What filth? I merely stated that I’m FOR Alabama getting the book thrown at them IF they knowingly allowed agent access to their players. An investigation into Auburn showed an awful lot of smoke, yet the NCAA found Newton’s dad was the source of the problem. Not Newton himself nor Auburn. NCAA regulations were changed.

    You made my point for me with the Auburn situation. Where is the promised release of additional names of players, payments made to players and grades changed on players behalf that Selena Roberts alleged last spring in her “reporting”? She promised the new information she had would be a blockbuster and result in additional charges and a possible death penalty for Auburn. She said they would be released in a few weeks? Well, has she actually printed the proof? Nope. Because she was burned big time by a convicted felon. She has nothing.

    There were reasons she was let go by the New York Times and Why not ask the Yankee organization what they think of Selena Roberts.

    There is far too much money involved in today’s college football programs to play loose with the NCAA. Hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake. I know Alabama
    and I know Saban would not let one player or a cadre of players implicate or indict the entire athletic program in breaking NCAA rules and regulations. Saban did that when he kicked players off the team that broke the law and were awaiting trials.

    Unless you have hard news sources and not conjecture, the so called agent player
    post is a mere fabrication, a canard.


  36. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 3, 2013 10:42 AM

    be4bama…. you say that Obama has set back race relations 60 years…. Elaborate for me…

    What has Obama done, specifically, besides being black and simultaneously being the president, to set back race relations?

  37. boobsmcgoo says: Oct 3, 2013 10:49 AM

    LOL, what a funny name, I mean really…..Dix!

    Nice name, DIX!

  38. timh1955 says: Oct 3, 2013 10:50 AM

    8to80yexansblog –

  39. paulhargis53 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:01 AM

    No, I don’t. I haven’t read post after post of yours spewing the crap that gamecocker does.

    Its incessant on his part and it is sickening. I’m far from a “lib”.

    Way to take what I said out of context without researching this guys past postings. He definitely has something against the black race as a whole and is using this site for his passive/agressive behavior.

    Its people like him that set race relations back, not the POTUS. Nice try. This puke wouldn’t have the balls to say what he types on here because he know his ass would be kicked in 5 seconds flat.

    Your excuse that you know blacks and are from a mixed family holds no water, you of all people should be offended by his subtle bigoted remarks.
    Are you college educated?,If not, gamecocker considers you one of “those people”. He’s a 66 year old man that looks down his nose at the lower class. He’s especially fond of ripping on the black race. His use of the word thug is a euphemism for a word he doesn’t have the nutsack to say.
    Why would you tolerate his line of thinking? I don’t get it.

  40. 8to80texansblog says: Oct 3, 2013 11:04 AM

    Front Page mag is a right wing blog, run by an antisemite.

    Articles from Front Pag mag.

    “Wikipedia’s Jewish Problem”

    “Inside every liberal is a totalitarian”

    “Wikipedia, an islamist hornets nest”

    Not exactly a credible source…. But I read it anyway. The vast mojority of the article focuses on the Travon Martin case and how Eric Holder handled it.

    You want to blame the degredation of race relations after the Travon Martin case on anyone… blame the media.

  41. threebbuilders says: Oct 3, 2013 11:07 AM

    Clearly, anyone who thinks Saban would allow a player suspected to have contact with an agent to remain on the team doesn’t know Nick Saban.

    If you’ve ever paid any attention to Saban, he has a policy of NEVER divulging what the infraction is when a player is suspended.

  42. taintedlombardis says: Oct 3, 2013 1:48 PM

    LOL at all the stupid Tea Baggers. You gumps are finally showing your true colors.

  43. be4bama says: Oct 3, 2013 2:10 PM

    Tainted I find your comments to be racist.
    8to8, remember obamas speech…”If I had a son”? Guess that’s the medias fault.
    Paul, I’m an Alabama alumni. And I don’t have time nor the desire to stalk another poster’s comments. But if in fact gamecock has a history of doing so I can’t imagine why CFT hasn’t banned him.
    One last thing. I couldn’t care less what gamecock thinks of me. Or you either tainted.

  44. be4bama says: Oct 3, 2013 2:13 PM

    Making fun of someone last name “Dix”, really??? How old are you? Again my last name is Adcock…wanna take a shot at me, BOOBSMCGOO?

  45. rcali says: Oct 3, 2013 3:43 PM

    Ha’Sean? Really mom?

  46. Romulus says: Oct 3, 2013 4:54 PM

    @amos, apparently your sources are not that great.

  47. alligatorsnapper says: Oct 3, 2013 5:40 PM

    I had not heard of this name.

    The best name recently I heard for a football player is….

    Barkevious “KeKe” Mingo, former LSU defensive end, and now with the Browns. We are now in the “age of Mingo!”

  48. be4bama says: Oct 3, 2013 7:45 PM

    Teapot Brown (yes that’s his given name) played for Auburn back in the 80’s.

  49. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 3, 2013 10:53 PM

    Romulus says: Oct 3, 2013 4:54 PM

    @amos, apparently your sources are not that great.


    Really? Where is the agent involvement?


    The assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris has been suspended for giving Dix money since Dix car was broken into. Bama took control of the situation and made suspensions to Harris and Dix according to NCAA guidelines.

    So, Mensa, where is the agent involvement as you outlined

    Romulus wrote on: Oct 2, 2013 10:17 PM

    @ ignorant crimson necks. Word from the Alabama camp it is agent contact. More suspensions to come. Just watch.

    Come on, try providing actual hard sources. You can’t because you don’t have any.


  50. amosalanzostagg says: Oct 4, 2013 3:41 PM


    I took time this morning to call Judy Bonner, University of Alabama President, this morning and had a conversation with her on the situation with the football program. She was gracious and shared my concerns with specific regards to the recent issues with the Bama football program.

    Obviously, she cannot talk about what the University is actually doing, but I believe Alabama is not going to tolerate ANY wrong doings by any individual that is employed by the University or by the Athletic program.

    Saban will get rid of Corey Harris. Dix may never play another down for Bama.

    If it becomes evident that it is widespread AND the University of Alabama is complicit with delivering extra benefits, then by all means, vacate titles and clean house.


  51. dhardy8207 says: Oct 4, 2013 6:15 PM

    His name is Ha’Sean Clinton Dix..His grandmother couldn’t pronounce the first name so she started calling him HaHa and it stuck…

    This feed started as a report about possible infractions now some have stooped to criticizing this kid for a nickname…

  52. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Oct 4, 2013 11:13 PM

    Saban must be pissed knowing that this kid (along with Dee Hart) came to Alabama simply because Bama literally rebuilt his high school football facilities got busted like this.

    They put hundreds of thousands of dollars into Clinton-Dix HS so that he could recruit him and Hart and now this kid might cost him an entire season (lol I know thats not even remotely a possibility).

    But hey Dr Phillips High School in Orlando still has their nice new facilities, that must count for something right?

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