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Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix needed video replay to overturn a targeting penalty that would have resulted in his ejection Saturday against Texas A&M. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirley - USA TODAY Sports

Alabama's Clinton-Dix Has Suspension Overturned

Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix needed replay review to overturn a targeting penalty that would have resulted in his ejection during the first half of the Alabama-Texas A&M game.

The play in question came on a first-down pass after Alabama took a 21-14 lead over the Aggies.

Replays clearly showed Clinton-Dix tried to make a play on the ball. The two helmets did connect, but only after the all-conference got his hand on the ball and after his shoulder first hit the receiver.

The Crimson Tide forced A&M to punt three plays after the review.

Though the replay clearly showed that Clinton-Dix should not have been called for targeting, NCAA rules preclude the officials for overturning the 15-yard penalty. The only positive that could have come of the replay for Alabama was Clinton-Dix being allowed to stay in the game.

Alabama answered with three consecutive touchdowns to claim a 21-14 lead after Texas A&M jumped out to a 14-0 advantage.

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide SEC Texas A&M Aggies

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