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Tide's Green suspended again

Posted on: March 22, 2011 11:40 am
Edited on: March 22, 2011 11:42 am
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Yesterday's first day of spring practice at Alabama also meant Nick Saban's first spring meeting with the media, and he surprised no one by stating that recently arrested All-American safety Mark Barron would be punished "internally" after lying to police officers.

But that wasn't the only news Saban delivered:
Alabama senior Robby Green was not at practice Monday after he was suspended by the team for violating team rules and policies, Saban said.

"We'll see where that takes us down the road," Saban said. "That's all I'm going to say about that. Any other discipline that's going to be handled with any one of these players will be handled internally and will not be talked about publicly."
 When all is said and done, it's unlikely a first-time offender (and critical defensive leader) like Barron misses any time this fall, or even much this spring. (He participated fully in the first day of spring drills.)

But with Green, it's a different story; though a major contributor at safety in the Tide's run to the 2009 national championship, he was suspended for the entirety of the 2010 season for NCAA-related violations. Few players get so much as a second chance after that kind of misstep under Saban, much less the third Green will now apparently require.

Until Saban says otherwise, the safe assumption is that Green is still a member of the Crimson Tide and is on track to take the field this fall. But the Tide have also once again signed more players this past Signing Day than they would appear to have room for under the 85-scholarship limit, and will likely see an offseason roster exodus similar to those of the past three summers in Tuscaloosa.

If that does prove to be the case, Green has positioned himself as one of the most likely candidates to look for a less suspension-hampered college football home.

For more on the Tide's spring practice, check out our Alabama Spring Practice Primer .


Comments

Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: March 26, 2011 2:25 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

Dude, I have already forgotten, more than what you "will ever Know" in this lifetime



Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2011 10:29 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

I can't see you so I can't address what may or may not be tatooed on your forehead. Calling me a TuscaLOSER tide person is fiendishly clever. But when you said "I think not", you hit the nail right on the head. You think not, or at least not very much.




Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: March 24, 2011 11:51 am
 

Tide's Green suspended again

does it look like i have "I really care what you think or say" tattoed to my forehead ?  I think not you TuscaLOSER tide person.




Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: March 23, 2011 11:58 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

So do you have proof that Barron has lied to police many times? If so, I'm sure everyone here would like to see it. Using your "logic", could we assume that the 4 AU players arrested for robbery had carried out a string of robberies and this was just the first time they were caught? Barron was charged with hindering prosecution which is a misdemeanor. Tell us, how many times has he "gotten away with it"? The arrested AU players were each charged with 5 counts of 1st degree robbery, 1 count of 1st degree burglary and one count of 3rd degree theft of property. How many times do you think they got away with it before they got caught?  This is just a pollite (sic) way of responding to your post.



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: March 23, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

When all is said and done, it's unlikely a first-time offender Surprised  (and critical defensive leader) like Barron misses any time this fall, or even much this spring. (He participated fully in the first day of spring drills.)

What is this first time offender crap ????  This is just a pollite way of saying that you have done this many times, just unfortunate that this is the first time YOU WERE CAUGHT !!!  WDE



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 11:20 am
 

Tide's Green suspended again

Green who???? Exactly!!!!!! we don't need him!!!!



Since: Apr 11, 2009
Posted on: March 23, 2011 10:11 am
 

Tide's Green suspended again

Hey Criminole, I think you need to take a look at the history of your own program before even thinking about commenting on any other...

Free Shoes U




Since: Sep 26, 2008
Posted on: March 22, 2011 10:02 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

This story is no surprise to Bama Faithful. He has been in Saban's doghouse for some time. I fully expect to see him on the outs real soon. I hope the young man can get his life straight and find a place to land that will allow him to show his potential, he has alot of it. Last i saw dodd and doyel were writing stories on Basketball currently. Namely on the OSU basketball team...LOL.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: March 22, 2011 8:35 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

Are Dodd and Doyel prohibitted from writing about problems with SEC teams?  Again, this happens in the Big 10 and both of the wondertwins have 20 articles written.  But these articles are reserved for blogs or other authors.  Cowards.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: March 22, 2011 4:26 pm
 

Tide's Green suspended again

And the beat goes on.  Guess what?  Saban will "handle internally," "not discuss publicly," and we will see more evidence soon of his routine "offseason roster exodus," truly amazing that the groupie media just reports this BS breathlessly as if it were the Dead Sea Scrollls.


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