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Suspended Tide D-linemen back at practice; Robinson day-to-day

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An issue that initially looked concerning is apparently (mostly) better now.

Just two days ago, Alabama’s top defensive lineman was absent from practice with nary an explanation, while two other starters were absent because of punitive measures. Thursday, things were looking up in the trenches for the Tide.

The two wayward starters, Jarran Reed and Brandon Ivory, were back at practice and participating for the first time since summer camp began earlier this month. Both had been indefinitely suspended from the football team a short time ago, the former because of a drunk-driving charge. It’s unclear if Reed will face any missed game time because of the off-field incident.

Reed and Ivory started Alabama’s spring game, as did A’Shawn Robinson. The most talented of the linemen returning on that side of the ball, though, had been off the practice field for unknown reasons.

Nick Saban clarified that absence, saying that Robinson was dealing with a sprained knee and would officially be day-to-day.

“It’s probably going to take a few days before we get him back out there – maybe as much as a week or so,” Saban said. “We’re saying he’s kind of day-to-day, but we’re going to pretty cautious with this kind of thing, especially at his position because it’s not easy to function as an inside player if you have a sprained knee. We’re going to be pretty cautious with him.”

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5 Responses to “Suspended Tide D-linemen back at practice; Robinson day-to-day”
  1. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 8, 2014 10:27 AM

    SEC discipline…do something wrong and you miss a practice. If the SEC really wanted to punish these guys they’d make them go to study hall. That would ensure they stayed out of trouble.

  2. buckcat says: Aug 8, 2014 11:04 AM

    $E¢, $E¢!

  3. arizonahusker says: Aug 8, 2014 11:21 AM

    “SEC discipline…do something wrong and you miss a practice. If the SEC really wanted to punish these guys they’d make them go to study hall. That would ensure they stayed out of trouble.”

    I think they would have issues finding study hall in the first place. Saban suspended them from the only place they know how to find.

  4. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 8, 2014 11:48 AM

    Punishment as in doing something they don’t want to do, i.e., study and try to become smarter or a better human being. That’s not what football is about in the $EC. It’s all about money. Maybe he was told if he got in trouble again they might not buy him that new car for his parents for him to drive. After all, Auburn showed it’s OK to pay off the parents as long as you don’t give the money directly to the player.

  5. mauldawg says: Aug 8, 2014 12:15 PM

    Little Nicky would never dismiss a player that could help him win a game. NS and UM two peas in a pod.

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