Clinton-Dix regains eligibility at Alabama

Clinton-Dix regains eligibility at Alabama

October 19th, 2013 by David Paschall in Sports - College

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/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.