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Alabama suspends two for Sugar Bowl

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A day after welcoming back a previously dismissed player, Alabama has suspended two players for the upcoming Sugar Bowl.

According to Andrew Gribble of, linebacker Xzavier Dickson and running back Alvin Kamara have been suspended for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma. No reason for the suspensions has been confirmed yet, other than the typical violation of team rules.

Dickson was listed as Alabama’s alternate jack linebacker for the final game of the season against Auburn, splitting time with Denzel Devall, but has had an impact in bringing pressure to opposing quarterbacks with good frequency this season when on the field. He has appeared in 10 games this season with 2.0 tackles for a loss. Kamara has not played this season.

Alabama’s running back position is pretty stocked. The final depth chart of the regular season listed four running backs for the Auburn game. Kamara was not on that list. His fate with the Crimson Tide may be more in question now. Kamara did not make a road trip to Texas A&M back in September, suggesting Alabama was looking to preserve a redshirt year for the freshman.

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6 Responses to “Alabama suspends two for Sugar Bowl”
  1. suprmous says: Dec 19, 2013 6:44 PM

    least you can take solace in knowin they’re not starters

  2. normtide says: Dec 19, 2013 6:51 PM

    Teams can only react to player misdeeds. That and educate. At least it didn’t come down to a team vote.

  3. seanb20124 says: Dec 19, 2013 7:23 PM

    Who cares about Kamara, sounds like he is red shirting anyways.

  4. iftheresahellbelow says: Dec 19, 2013 10:07 PM

    An alternate jack linebacker, a rb that doesn’t make the final 4 plus no explanation. Is there really a story here?

  5. polegojim says: Dec 20, 2013 12:31 AM

    Um… Yes there is a ‘story here’.

    If two players are suspended from any team… it rightly creates a story…

    PS- there is a hell below… but not an ounce of fire.

  6. ajonesmc931 says: Dec 20, 2013 3:40 AM

    Don’t know why Kamara even went there with the backfield they have.. Dumb choice must be the $$$$

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