As of Friday, December 20, 2013
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Staff Photo: Jason Braverman — Norcross' Alvin Kamara acknowledges the crowd with a fist bump after announcing that he'll sign with Alabama on National Signing Day. Kamara chose the Crimson Tide over the University of Georgia.
Alabama has suspended two football players, including Norcross grad Alvin Kamara, for the Sugar Bowl, according to a report by al.com. linebacker Xzavier Dickson also miss miss the Crimson Tide's bowl game.
Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the suspensions after Thursday's practice, but did not specify whether the players would practice over the next weeks.
Kamara, a highly recruited running back after leading Norcross to last year's state title, picked Alabama over Georgia. He was slowed by a knee injury in preseason practices and hasn't played this season as a true freshman, working predominantly with the scout team. According to al.com, he missed a week of practice in November and was absent from the sidelines during Alabama's victory over LSU because of "behavioral reasons."
Saban also suspended two players, for curfew violations, before last year's BCS National Championship Game, Buford grad Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson.