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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.

Alabama WR Cam Sims Tears ACL

Cam Sims catches a touchdown against Western Carolina in 2014 (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)
Cam Sims catches a touchdown against Western Carolina in 2014 (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

Alabama WR Cam Sims Tears ACL

The bad news for Alabama will not stop this weekend. The latest news is that wide receiver Cam Sims tore his ACL in practice, according to Matt Zenits of al.com.

Early Saturday morning, defensive back Geno Smith was arrested on a DUI charge. Then on Sunday, it was reported that defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor was arrested for domestic assault. Nick Saban  subsequently kicked Taylor off the team.

Sims posted an ominous Tweet about an injury, but offered no specifics.

As a true freshman in 2014, Sims played in 12 games finishing with 7 catches for 62 yards and a touchdown (pictured above). He was expected to see a lot more playing time with Amari Cooper, DeAndrew White, and Christion Jones all moving on. Those three were the top three receivers on the Tide.

Recovery time for a torn ACL can be as quick as 6 months or as long as 12 months. That would mean Sims could be back as early the game at Georgia on October 3, but that would require everything goes correct in his rehab.

Another option would be to redshirt in 2015 with Sims coming back in 2016 as a redshirt sophomore and still have 3 years of eligibility.

Alabama’s spring practice comes to an end on Saturday, April 18.

Alabama DB Geno Smith Arrested

Geno Smith making a tackle against Auburn in 2014 (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)
Geno Smith making a tackle against Auburn in 2014 (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America)

Alabama DB Geno Smith Arrested

Alabama defensive back Geno Smith was arrested and charged with a DUI on Saturday morning. Smith’s bond was set at $1,000.

Smith was also arrested and charged with a DUI in August 2013. In that instance, Alabama head coach Nick Saban suspended him one game (the season opener against Virginia Tech) in 2013.

Smith will be a senior in 2015 and was expected to be a starter at free safety.

Smith played in 13 games as a freshman in 2012 finishing with 9 tackles and half a tackle-for-loss. In 2013, he had 13 tackles and half a tackle-for-loss in 12 games. Smith started 6 games in 2014 while playing in all 14 games. He was fifth on the team in tackles with 56, had 3.5 tackles-for-loss, and a forced fumble.

There has been no word from the University of Alabama regarding the arrest of Smith. Below is what Saban had to say in 2013 about Smith’s first arrest.

“We’ve never had an issue with Geno. He’s an excellent person,” coach Nick Saban said in 2013. “He’s never been in trouble here before, never been in my office for anything. But I think this is something that everybody should learn from, that when you make a bad choice sometimes the consequences of that choice can really have a negative effect.

“Some of these guys don’t have enough foresight to understand cause and effect, but Geno has been a really good person in the program and just made a choice, bad decision. Made several of them, so now he’s got consequences for it.”

Sophomore Hootie Jones could see more reps at free safety as a result of Smith’s arrest. As a true freshman, Jones played in 7 games and had 2 tackles.

Patriots Beat The Jets On Blocked Field Goal By Chris Jones

This article originally appeared on VAVEL USA.

Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen caught two touchdown passes against the Jets (Jared Wickerham / Getty Images)



Chris Jones blocked a field goal on the last play of the game to give the New England Patriots the 27-25 victory over the New York Jets in a thrilling game between the two teams.

The game started well for the Pats with their first drive going for a touchdown. Tom Brady hit Shane Vereen on a 49 yard touchdown pass on a simple go route as the defense was in shambles to make it 7-0.

The Jets responded with an excellent drive of 72 yards in 12 plays, but only came away with a 22 yard field goal to make it 7-3. That would be the theme for the Jets early on in this game. After a three and out for the Pats, the Jets got another field goal from Nick Folk, this time it was from 47 yards out and the score was 7-6 in favor of the Patriots after one quarter.

The Jets third drive ended with, you guessed it, a third field goal from Folk. The Patriots responded with a touchdown thanks in large part of Brady slinging the ball around. He eventually found Vereen for a 3 yard touchdown, his second touchdown catch of the game to make it 14-9. The Jets, however, were not done with the field goals as Folk hit his fourth of the game on the ensuing drive to make it 14-12 Patriots.

The Patriots had one last chance for points and Stephen Gostkowski made sure the Patriots took a 17-12 lead into the break with his 39 yard field goal.

The second half was much the same as the first with the Jets giving the Patriots all they could handle. The third quarter started with a statement drive from the Jets as they went 80 yards in 11 plays and took the lead on Chris Ivory‘s one yard dive over the top of the pile. The Jets took a 19-17 lead after opting for the extra point.

The Patriots recaptured the lead on their first drive of the third quarter when Gostkowski connected on a 36 yard field goal. Both teams would exchange punts to end the third quarter and to start the fourth quarter before the Patriots received the ball at the Jets’ 46 yard line.

The Pats quickly drove down to the Jets’ 3 yard line, but back-to-back penalties left them with a third and goal from the 19. That did not matter as Brady scrambled to his left on third and goal and hit Danny Amendola with a beautiful pass over the cornerback to take a 27-19 lead.

Once again, the Jets mustered an answer. They drove 86 yards on 12 plays with Geno Smith‘s 10 yard pass to Jeff Cumberland making it a 27-25 game. Smith’s pass on the two point conversion was too high and the deficit remained at two points with 2:31 left in the game.

With 1:06 remaining, the Jets go the ball back at their own 12 yard. An efficient drive by Smith ended with Folk’s 58 yard field goal attempt. That would be blocked by Chris Jones and the Patriots managed to survive against their arch-rival and AFC foe.

Geno Smith had a solid game by going 20 of 34 for 226 yards with a touchdown. Early in the fourth quarter, Smith’s left leg was rolled up on and he was in serious pain, but he only missed one play before coming back in. Smith was sacked three times for a loss of 21 yards, but he was effective running with 37 yards on 7 carries and picked up several key first downs.

Chris Ivory ran with passion and he finished with 107 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. Chris Johnson had 61 yards on 13 carries and was featured in the wildcat formation several times throughout the game.

Eric Decker led the Jets with 4 catches for 65 yards while Jeff Cumberland had 3 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.

Tom Brady had another good game though the completion percentage was low. He went 20 of 37 for 261 yards and 3 touchdowns. Brady had one sack for a loss of a single yard.

Shane Vereen had 11 carries for 43 yards in place of Stevan Ridley. Jonas Gray was signed off the practice squad and ran 3 times for 12 yards.

Vereen was also the leading receiver with 5 catches for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski had 5 receptions for 68 yards while Brandon LaFell caught 4 passes for 55 yards. Julian Edelman had 4 catches for 44 yards, but uncharacteristically dropped several passes when he was wide open.

New York (1-6) continues their slide with their sixth straight defeat. They have 10 days to prepare for another AFC East rival in the Buffalo Bills on October 26.

New England (5-2) has now won three in a row and have a few tests in the coming weeks. On October 26, they take on the Chicago Bears at home and then follow that up on November 2 with another home game against the Denver Broncos. The Pats have a bye during Week 10