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Bo Scarbrough Injures Knee

Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough at practice in March 2015 (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)
Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough at practice in March 2015 (Vasha Hunt/vhunt@al.com)

Bo Scarbrough Injures Knee

The offseason of trouble will not surrender for Alabama. On Friday, it was announced that running back Bo Scarbrough injured his knee, but the severity is not yet known. Scarbrough was hurt late in practice on Friday.

Head coach Nick Saban told al.com, “You’ve got to take MRIs and do all those things, so I don’t speculate on these kind of injuries. We’ll see, and we’ll let you know when we find out.”

“Bo was doing pretty well,” Saban said Friday. “But we’ve had a lot of injuries, suspensions, and lost some people at that position. So what seemed like a pretty strong position depth-wise has gotten a little thin.”

Scarbrough was expected to have a big role in Alabama’s running game in 2015. He was a member of the 2014 recruiting class, but did not enroll until January of this year.

Scarbrough has seen his share of injuries when he was in high school. According to Trey Burkhalter on Twitter, “[Scarbrough] broke his ankle freshman year, tore his ACL sophomore year, and had a high ankle sprain his junior year. They were all season ending injuries.”

Scarbrough’s injury leaves some sudden depth issues for Alabama at the running back position. Altee Tenpenny transferred at the end of last season and Tyren Jones was suspended and dismissed earlier this week.

Alabama does return Derrick Henry and Kenyan Drake. Henry was the top rusher with 990 yards and 11 touchdowns while Drake 112 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Alabama Running Back Tyren Jones Arrested, Dismissed

Tyren Jones scores against Western Carolina in 2014 (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)
Tyren Jones scores against Western Carolina in 2014 (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

Alabama Running Back Tyren Jones Arrested

The bad news simply will not stop for Alabama. Running back Tyren Jones, already suspended by head coach Nick Saban, has been arrested for possession of marijuana according to al.com.

From al.com:

“A Tuscaloosa police report states Jones was in a car stopped on 10th Avenue with the smell of marijuana. Officers found digital scales in the Dodge Challenger belonging to Brandon Lee Hansberry, who was also arrested.

A small amount of marijuana was found in the pants pocket of Jones. 

Jones was charged with second degree possession of marijuana. He was released on $1,000 bond. Two other unidentified passengers were in the car but were not charged with a crime.”

Jones was suspended by Saban on February 10 for “conduct not to the standard of the Alabama football program.”

After redshirting in 2013, Jones played in 11 games during the 2014 season. He had 224 yards and 2 touchdowns during the season while finishing as the fourth best rusher.

This weekend was a particularly bad one for Alabama players and arrests. It started early Saturday morning with the arrest of Geno Smith for DUI. It got worse on Sunday when defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor, already a risky signee of Saban’s, was arrested for domestic assault and then kicked off the team.

Nick Saban’s nightmare is only getting worse right now.

Update 9:04 PM EST – Jones has been dismissed from the football team by Nick Saban.

“He was dismissed from the team when he refused to follow the parameters given to him for reinstatement,” Saban said.