HOOVER, Ala. — The biggest question surrounding Alabama this offseason has been the status of star left tackle Cam Robinson.
With the legal side of things seemingly behind them, Alabama coach Nick Saban was asked if the duo would miss any playing time.
“Cam Robinson and Hootie were not charged with anything,” Saban said Wednesday during SEC Media Days. “I think that the facts we have are a little different than sort of were advertised. Both players have done a significant amount of things to change their behavior internally, whether it was police ride-around, whether it was community service for juvenile groups that need positive role models and influence to make better choices and decisions.
“So we have viewed this as, if these guys do these things to change their behavior and help these other people, and that is ongoing, if they continue to do that, that will be how this matter is handled internally.”
A rising junior, Robinson has started all 29 games at left tackle since he arrived on campus. Robinson is considered to be one of the top NFL draft prospects if he decides to forego his senior season. Robinson was limited during spring practice as he recovered from shoulder surgery.
Jones is a reserve safety who also played special teams. This spring, Jones was competing for the third safety spot in Alabama’s dime defense.
Alabama opens the season with Southern California on Sept. 3.