Former 5-star Alabama signee Antonio Alfano suspended by Colorado following January arrival
Antonio Alfano just can’t seem to stay out of the news.
The highest-rated member of Alabama’s 2019 recruiting class never made his impact felt in Tuscaloosa after arriving early in time to participate in spring practice with the Crimson Tide at this time last year and now he’s already in trouble with his new team.
On Monday, Colorado coach Karl Dorrell announced Alfano “has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules” following a January arrival for the former five-star high school star from New Jersey. This news comes via Brian Howell of Buffzone and the Boulder Daily Camera.
While this news is unfortunate, it’s probably not that unexpected to Nick Saban or Alabama fans. If you recall, Saban had this to say about Alfano last fall.
“I just know the guy basically quit. He quit going to class, he quit coming here (the football building),” Saban said.
That wasn’t all Saban had to say on the subject as he noted young players make mistakes all the time but Alfano apparently found a way to compound them in Tuscaloosa.
“Everyone makes mistakes,” Saban added when again asked about Alfano. “I think you compound the problem when you don’t confront the mistakes you make and you create greater consequences for yourself.”
Already on to his second school in as many seasons, it hasn’t taken long for Alfano to find in the headlines for the wrong reasons.