Things aren't looking to good for the Alabama basketball team after a rough couple days filled with suspensions and disciplinary issues. Earlier this week, Tony Mitchell was suspended by head coach Anthony Grant. Now, three more starters -- JaMychal Green, Andrew Steele and Trevor Releford -- have been sent home from the team's road trip and suspended indefinitely.
The school sent out a press release chastising the players while confirming the suspension.
"We are extremely disappointed in the choices and decisions made by these young men that has led to this suspension," Grant said in a release. "Talent is a gift, but character is a choice. The consequences of their choices have negatively impacted them as individuals and the people that love and support them. Our hope is that they will be mature enough to accept responsibility for their actions and place a higher value on their character."
That's four of five starters sitting on indefinite suspensions at the moment. Cecil Hurt notes just how much of an impact the four have had this season, as well.
For the record, that is 45.4 points per game suspended for Alabama tonight. Tide averages 66 ppg as a team.— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) February 11, 2012
Alabama faces LSU on Saturday night in what should be an interesting matchup, all things considered. How the Crimson Tide will replace the suspended starters is anyone's guess, and the team's hopes of making the NCAA tournament seem to be significantly diminished by the disciplinary issues.
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