Bama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Allowed to Play Again

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Updated: 10/18/2013 10:07 pm

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The NCAA has cleared Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to return for Saturday's Arkansas game.


The NCAA reinstated Clinton-Dix on Friday after he served a two-game suspension, according to a statement released by Alabama. The Crimson Tide star was suspended indefinitely for accepting a short-term loan of less than $500 from assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris, possibly violating NCAA rules about student-athletes receiving extra benefits.


Harris was placed on administrative leave.


Clinton-Dix remains second on the team with 24 tackles and is a possible first-round NFL draft pick. Alabama routed Georgia State and Kentucky in his absence with Landon Collins starting in his place.


Clinton-Dix was the ninth player suspended or dismissed for off-the-field issues since last season's win over Notre Dame in the BCS championship game.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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