Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Alabama linebacker Trey DePriest has been suspended for Saturday's season opener against West Virginia for what coach Nick Saban said was a minor infraction of NCAA rules, according to reports.

DePriest, who was voted first-team All-SEC in a preseason media poll, has started 26 games over the past two seasons. The senior has compiled 149 tackles and 13 tackles for loss in 40 career games.

Why Alabama QB Jacob Coker is the biggest wild card in college football

The Crimson Tide, which went 11-2 last season, are ranked second in the preseason AP Poll.

- Chris Johnson

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