Tyren Jones Suspended By Alabama: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 10, 2015

USA Today

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Tyren Jones was suspended indefinitely by the program on Tuesday.

Andrew Suttles of TideSports.com tweeted Alabama head coach Nick Saban's announcement:

It is unclear as to what Jones specifically did to warrant such steep punishment, but this isn't the first time the talented ball-carrier has been in trouble. Jones was also suspended in October 2014, though Saban declined to divulge details at the time.

Jones can't afford to be in Saban's doghouse many more times, or else his potentially promising NCAA career in Tuscaloosa won't be able to fully blossom.

The 5'9", 212-pound redshirt sophomore-to-be sat out in 2013 before flashing nicely in 2014, running for 224 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries.

D.C. Reeves of the Tuscaloosa News implied big things could be in store for Jones, provided he sees the field:

Competition was stiff in the Crimson Tide backfield this last year, but now Jones has set himself back in a bid to take on a more prominent role. T.J. Yeldon is heading into the NFL draft, while Kenyan Drake is fighting back from a broken leg.

Derrick Henry figures to be the feature back for Alabama in 2015. However, if Jones can straighten himself out and get back in Saban's good graces, he has a chance to be a big contributor in the coming years.

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