Alabama Crimson Tide’s RB Tyren Jones Suspended Indefinitely


Alabama Crimson Tide running back Tyren Jones has been suspended ‘indefinitely’ from the team for “conduct not to the standard of Alabama football.” As a redshirt freshman last year, Jones rushed for 224 yards on 36 carries and was expected to be one of the featured backs in the Crimson Tide arsenal after T.J. Yeldon opted to enter the NFL draft and Altee Tenpenny transferred at the end of last season. It leaves Derrick Henry as the main lead rusher for the team.

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Coming out of Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia in the 2013 class, Tyren Jones was a 4 star prospect that was ranked 63rd in ESPN’s 300 with Auburn and Clemson both wanting his services in the backfield. Having also been a part of the US Army All-American team, a lot of promise goes out the door with Jones. Tyren Jones was also suspended for a week in October just before the LSU game for undisclosed reasons. Alabama did sign a 5 star running back prospect in Damien Harris, and with Kenyan Drake coming back as well from a leg injury suffered in 2014, the Tide should still be formidable in their run game, but 2015 was poised to be Tyren Jones’ breakout year.

It isn’t keen to be in Nick Saban’s doghouse, but Tyren Jones certainly was given a chance. Speaking on his suspension back in October, Saban was asked about Jones and when he would return.

"“If Tyren Jones does what he’s supposed to, maybe he’ll be back sometime soon,”"

The prospect of Tyren Jones coming back to Tuscaloosa now seems remote at best.

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