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March 29, 2015
Alabama gave Taylor a "second chance." Taylor needed all of 80 days on campus to blow it . . . ESPN
I believe in second chances. I still do. However, being successful in that second chance requires responsibility and accountability . . .
Sophomore Cam Sims suffered a knee injury during practice Saturday that is believed to be a torn anterior cruciate ligament . . .
Alabama's Saturday was bookended by two arrests . . .
Violent conduct by any representative of the University of Alabama athletics department will not be tolerated . . .
Jonathan Taylor has been dismissed from the team and is no longer a part of our program . . .
Taylor was held on $1,000 bond and placed on a mandatory 12-hour domestic violence hold . . .
If Taylor is guilty of Saturday's charges, the university and the football program have to thoroughly investigate their investigative process . . .
Saban did not issue a statement on either arrest. His next media session is after Monday's practice . . .
I apologize to the University of Alabama , the football program and all the Alabama fans. I have made an awful decision on my part . . .
Taylor's arrest comes less than 24 hours after Tide senior safety Geno Smith was arrested and charged with driving under the influence . . .
Geno Smith is still in jail, according to a Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office spokesman . . .
The future NFL defensive lineman can play both nose guard and defensive end in Alabama's 3-4 defensive scheme . . .
It is his second arrest on that charge at Alabama. He was arrested as a sophomore in August 2013 and was suspended for the season-opener against Virginia Tech . . .
Alabama returns to the practice field on Monday at 3:30 p.m. with the first scrimmage of the spring slated for Friday, April 3 . . .
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"In terms of Cooper and White, I'm still going with Cooper," Kiper said. "I've been consistently with Amari Cooper all along . . .
Alabama free safety Geno Smith was arrested Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence . . .
Alabama is hunting a few receivers in this class. One target is Melbourne, Fla., standout Tre Nixon . . .
As Da'Shawn Hand attempts to crack the two-deep this year, he has already managed to make a positive impression on his coaches and teammates . . .
The Rams could certainly use a 6'1", 211-pound receiver like Amari Cooper on their roster . . .
Who is in a better situation at quarterback — Alabama or Auburn? . . .
Geno Smith was arrested Saturday morning and charged with driving under the influence . . .
Where are the tightest position battles taking place this spring? . . .
The term "starter" could and should be substituted with "experienced" and Alabama's true picture could take shape . . .
I think he's done a really, really good job with the players, and I think the players have responded very well to him . . .
Coker, Cooper Bateman, David Cornwall, Alec Morris and freshman early enrollee Blake Barnett are all fighting to replace Blake Sims . . .
The 6-foot-1, 165-pound speedster is a four-star recruit being pursued by the likes of Florida, Duke, Miami and Georgia . . .
I think scouts like him as a player. They love his intangibles, the fact that he was a signal caller in the back end . . .
I emphasize to them that blocking is a big deal and in college football, you've got to learn how to block to be able to play . . .
Remember what he did to Florida last year on one play? Yeah, he went 87 yards for a touchdown by torching a defensive back on a go route . . .
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