Nick Saban: Raekwon Davis to Be Disciplined for Punching Kevin Pendleton

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistOctober 15, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - OCTOBER 6:  Raekwon Davis #99 of the Alabama Crimson Tide on the field during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Razorback Stadium on October 6, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  The Crimson Tide defeated the Razorbacks 65-31.  (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban confirmed Monday he will discipline defensive lineman Raekwon Davis after Davis punched Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Kevin Pendleton in Saturday's 39-10 win. 

"I visited with [SEC commissioner Greg] Sankey about Raekwon’s actions," Saban said to reporters, per Yahoo Sports' Sam Cooper. "We will handle that internally. We will have him do some things. I think it should affect his playing time in the future."

With 11 minutes, 10 seconds left in the game, referees flagged Davis for unsportsmanlike conduct after he punched Pendleton three times.

Davis apologized to Pendleton after the game:

Pendleton subsequently replied to say things were "all good."

Through seven games, Davis has 27 total tackles and three tackles for loss. He has started every game for Alabama, so the Tide would have to turn to one of Johnny Dwight or LaBryan Ray if Davis' punishment means missing the start of the team's next matchup.

Alabama hits the road Saturday to play the Tennessee Volunteers, who are fresh off a 30-24 upset of the then-No. 21 Auburn Tigers. The biggest question is whether the Tide's decision on Davis means he misses any part of their Nov. 3 date with the fifth-ranked LSU Tigers.

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