published Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Clinton-Dix regains eligibility at Alabama

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    Alabama defensive back Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (6) celebrates after a tackle on fourth down during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The University of Alabama announced Friday that junior safety HaHa Clinton-Dix has been reinstated by the NCAA and is eligible to play tonight against visiting Arkansas.

Clinton-Dix was suspended for recent victories over Georgia State and Kentucky yet ranks second on the team with 24 tackles.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pounder from Orlando had his suspension announced by coach Nick Saban following practice on Oct. 2. The Tuscaloosa News reported the next day that Clinton-Dix had received a loan from Tide assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris. The loan reportedly was less than $500 and was repaid by Clinton-Dix, but it violated NCAA rules regarding extra benefits.

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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