It has been announced on Friday night that Alabama wide receiver Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will be reinstated by the NCAA. He is now eligible to play again. According to ESPN,
Clinton-Dix, a junior, was suspended after accepting a loan of less than $500 from a member of the Alabama strength and conditioning staff, ESPN.com learned. The staffer, Corey Harris, was put on administrative leave for his involvement.
Now that he has been reinstated, Clinton-Dix is able to play in Alabama’s game against Arkansas on Saturday. For the past two games, when Clinton-Dix wasn’t allowed to play, sophomores Landon Collins and Geno Smith took his place in the secondary.
“The NCAA notified The University of Alabama late Friday afternoon that junior safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been reinstated and is eligible for competition after serving a two-game suspension,” a statement from Alabama said.
The news comes at a good time, as Alabama will get to have another SEC battle against the Razorbacks of Arkansas. Before receiving the suspension, Clinton-Dix accounted for 24 tackles and two breakups.
Before the suspension, ESPN’s Todd McShay had Clinton-Dix ranked as his top safety on the 2014 board, but he is still eligible to come back next year if he wanted to. What do you think, did this suspension effect his draft stock? Sound off in the comments.