TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama sent reserve defensive back Tony Brown home before last Thursday’s Cotton Bowl victory over Michigan State for reportedly starting a fight at practice.
When asked for an update on Brown’s status during Monday’s teleconference, Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban’s answer seemed to leave doubt as to whether the defender will play in the team’s national title bout with Clemson, either.
“Tony Brown is suspended and until we get any new information he will continue to be suspended,” Saban said.
Brown, a sophomore, has recorded 16 tackles and two pass breakups in 13 games this season. He notably incurred Saban’s wrath after committing a penalty in the SEC Championship game.