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Tide suspends DE for ‘violation of team rules or whatever’

LaMichael Fanning AP

Nick Saban was apparently on a roll snark-wise Wednesday.

On the same day he chided — yes, chided — Alabama fans for leaving games early, he also announced the indefinite suspension of a reserve defensive lineman.  And he did so in a uniquely Saban-like way.

Said Saban, “LaMichael Fanning has been suspended from the team indefinitely for a violation of team rules or whatever, so he’s just not around.”


Fanning is a redshirt sophomore defensive end who has played in four games this season.  The Anniston Star notes that Fanning is the 11th Tide player in the last eight months to be suspended.

Linebacker C.J. Moseley also notes that some of his teammates need to start learning some lessons from past punitive measures levied by the coach.

“Well, I guess guys still haven’t learned their lessons,” Mosley said. “We had a few guys have some disciplinary actions at the beginning of the season and during the offseason. When you mess up, you have to suspend guys. I hate it happened for him, but you have to learn from your mistakes.”

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7 Responses to “Tide suspends DE for ‘violation of team rules or whatever’”
  1. mehtoolazy says: Oct 24, 2013 12:32 PM

    Slap my ass and call me Susie. This has been up for almost 40 minutes and no comments about the terrible system of discipline at Bama, or how we don’t need him anyway because of our soft schedule. Kudos, trolls, kudos.

  2. Deb says: Oct 24, 2013 12:34 PM

    On the same day he chided — yes, chided

    Giggling like a little girl 😉

  3. John Taylor says: Oct 24, 2013 12:36 PM


    And condolences on your Iron City gridiron dudes. You know I can feel all y’all’s pain. Or all yinz’s pain, as the case may be.

  4. Deb says: Oct 24, 2013 1:28 PM

    @JT …

    Oh, I know you do LOL

  5. mehtoolazy says: Oct 24, 2013 1:33 PM

    I for one am with Saban on getting after fans for leaving. Even the second and third-teamers want a crowd to play for. I’ll be there on November 9th and I’ll be damned if I’m leaving before we sing Rammer Jammer.

  6. dickroy says: Oct 25, 2013 2:43 PM

    @ Deb

    Hope for a good game Saturday. I am your bitter rival for about three hours. Win or loose after that, I’m your friend.

    Hope the Vols can at least make it a good game.

    Come Sunday I will be your companion rooting for our Steelers!!!

  7. Deb says: Oct 26, 2013 1:14 PM

    @dickroy …

    Yes, hoping for a good, injury-free game for both sides. We’ll be bitter rivals for three hours. Then we can be allies again facing our longtime enemy, the Raidahs!! Based on how they’ve played lately, I expect the Vols will play a good game … just hope it’s not too good :)

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