Sep 14, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back T.J. Yeldon (4) rushes against the Texas A

Alabama Crimson Tide RB T.J. Yeldon suspended one quarter



The Alabama Crimson Tide were able to win a very emotional game against the Texas A&M Aggies last week, and one player let his emotions get the best of him. Bama Running back T.J. Yeldon was as eager to perform well against the Aggies after watching them come into Tuscaloosa last year and upset the top-ranked Crimson Tide, which to this point, is Yeldon’s only loss as a collegiate athlete.

During last week’s game, Yeldon was seen using a “throat-slash” gesture after he scored a touchdown in the second-quarter, and head coach Nick Saban has decided to hand him a one-quarter suspension, according to Anniston Star:

A source close to the situation said the suspension stems from Yeldon’s unsportsmanlike penalty in the Tide’s 49-42 victory over Texas A&M on a 4-yard touchdown near the end of the second quarter.

After the play, Yeldon made the “money” gesture Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel does after big plays and then made a double throat-slashing gesture.

An athletics department spokesman declined to confirm or deny any disciplinary action against Yeldon.

Yeldon leads the Tide with 224 yards and two touchdowns through two games.



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