Nick Saban has rules. Saban's rules are not made to be broken.
Tide fans have long been waiting to see Duron Carter in action, and they've been waiting for almost a year now. They will have to wait a little longer.
Although there aren't many facts available regarding the suspension, it's safe to assume Carter earned the punishment.
He wasn't the only one suspended, and in order to have a successful season, the Tide has to have its players.
Saban won't play games with his crew. If there's a starter that doesn't want to behave like a starter, a backup will get playing time in order to develop into a starter.
No Tide fan wants to see the Jefferson-Lee situation occur at the Capstone, and it's highly doubtful that Saban and company would let such a thing happen.
If the suspended players want to be part of something special in 2012, they will all make sure this is their last trip to Saban's doghouse.