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Starter among three defensive players suspended by Tide

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We noted earlier that Jacob Coker took to the field for the first time Friday as an Alabama football player.

Three of his new defensive teammates, however, didn’t join him.

At his summer camp kick-off press conference, head coach Nick Saban confirmed that three players — defensive linemen Brandon Ivory and Jarran Reed and linebacker Tim Williams — have been indefinitely suspended from the football program. The reason given, of course, was the standard violation of unspecified team rules.

Reed’ suspension, though, can be traced to a recent off-field incident. In mid-July, Reed was arrested and charged with drunk-driving after he was witnessed backing into another vehicle.

A short time later it was reported that Reed and running back Kenyan Drake, arrested last month as well on an obstruction charge, had been suspended; Drake practiced Friday, which means he’s served his suspension to Saban’s satisfaction.

The most notable of the announced suspensions was Ivory’s. Last season, the now-fifth-year senior started 12 games for the Tide and will be expected to fill a similar role when he returns.

As for when that might be, al.com wrote that Saban said, alluding to all three, that they “can work themselves back onto the team but did not provide a timetable.”

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7 Responses to “Starter among three defensive players suspended by Tide”
  1. wadaea says: Aug 1, 2014 1:28 PM

    WOW a story about suspended alabama players and you post pictures of auburn players…as usually..great job reporting

  2. John Taylor says: Aug 1, 2014 1:33 PM

    WOW a story about suspended alabama players and you post pictures of auburn players…as usually..great job reporting.

    WOW, are you that ignorant? That’s a photo of Brandon Ivory TACKLING an Auburn player. I really hope my life never gets as miserable as some of y’alls, that I have to look for anything to whine/bitch/moan about — even an issue that isn’t there.

  3. dhardy8207 says: Aug 1, 2014 2:04 PM

    ^^^ I just love me some John Taylor^^^

  4. dhardy8207 says: Aug 1, 2014 2:24 PM

    Knuckle heads!… Bama has some really good defensive talent just waiting for the chance to play.

  5. Deb says: Aug 1, 2014 2:34 PM

    Oooh … I was going to post on the article, but the comments section has turned out to be much more entertaining! I just love me some John Taylor, too, dhardy. And he’s right. Based on how some silly twit lost her mind over a single word in one of my posts to someone else on another thread, it’s obvious a lot of miserable people have nothing to do but bitch/moan/whine about problems that don’t exist. How I envy their untroubled minds … but not their emptymindedness :)

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 1, 2014 2:37 PM

    JT is BY FAR my favorite author/moderator on CFT.

  7. kansacity88 says: Aug 2, 2014 4:02 AM

    All hail JT!!

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