Nick Saban confirms return of suspended Alabama defender
Alabama sophomore linebacker Quandarrius Robinson didn’t play against Miami or Mercer, but ended up dressing out for the first time this season on Saturday for the Crimson Tide’s game against Florida.
On Monday, Nick Saban announced that the Birmingham, Ala. product had returned after sitting out 2 games due to a DUI arrest in August. It was initially considered an indefinite suspension, but Saban felt 2 games was sufficient.
While he saw no game action, Robinson warmed up with the team and was listed as the backup long snapper for the contest, according to AL.com’s Mike Rodak.
“He was going through a counseling program and a lot of other things here to sort of enable him to learn from making a bad choice, bad decision that actually can put other people in danger,” Saban said. “So we wanted to make him aware of that but also help him to grow and develop as a person.”
Robinson is a former 4-star recruit, considered by 247Sports as the state of Alabama’s No. 2 prospect and No. 6 outside linebacker in the class of 2020.