Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix suspended for violation of team rules

Kevin C. Cox

The Tide will be without one of their star defenders for an unknown amount of time.

Star Alabama Crimson Tide safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules, head coach Nick Saban announced after practice Wednesday.

Clinton-Dix is the Tide's second-leading tackler, with 24 on the season (trailing only C.J. Mosley). A junior, he had four interceptions last year and was one of the key components of the dominating Alabama defense.

Senior Nick Perry was Clinton-Dix's back-up heading into the season, but is injured and will not be able to play in his absence. Instead, one of two sophomore's will likely replace the starting safety -- Landon Collins (19 tackles, three passes broken up in 2013) or Geno Smith (Nine tackles, two passes broken up in 2012).

The Tide are coming off a shutout win over Ole Miss, and will face lowly Georgia State Saturday. After that, it's back into SEC play, with a road trip to Kentucky and home games against Arkansas, Tennessee and LSU.

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