Alabama indefinitely suspends starting lineman Alphonse Taylor
As of now, Alphonse Taylor is officially in Nick Saban‘s doghouse. Whether he can crawl out before the highly-anticipated matchup with USC in the season opener remains to be seen.
Very early Sunday morning, Taylor was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. A day later, Alabama has announced that the offensive lineman has been indefinitely suspended by Saban.
“We are very disappointed any time a player makes a choice that leads to this kind of behavior,” the head coach said in a statement. “We are still in the process of gathering all of the details on the situation, but from a football standpoint, Alphonse Taylor has been indefinitely suspended from the team.”
A redshirt senior, Taylor has played in 35 games during his time in Tuscaloosa, starting 17 of those contests. 15 of his starts came at right guard during the Tide’s run to the title in 2015.
This past week, the media tabbed the redshirt senior as second-team preseason All-SEC.