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Serving the community
Alabama football spent its Saturday giving back to the community. Members of the Crimson Tide football team and coach Nick Saban built a house for Habitat for Humanity in partnership with the Nick’s Kids Foundation. Quarterback Jalen Hurts, linebacker Anfernee Jennings and defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne were among the group out working early in the morning. Donna Smith and her family received the house. Smith’s son, Andrew, has spina bifida and is bound to a wheelchair.
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In other headlines…
- Alabama defensive lineman Da’Ron Payne said his former teammates, linebacker Ryan Anderson and defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, are urging the Washington Redskins to draft him.
- Alabama 5-star offensive lineman commit Pierce Quick shut down his recruitment.
- Robbery charges against former Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey were dropped.
A weird situation
Alabama wide receiver Calvin Ridley was the clear No. 1 target last season. The stats showed it. The drop-off in production from Ridley to the No. 2 player was clear. He was the consistent go-to player in Alabama’s passing game. Ridley, who participated in the NFL combine, said that created an awkward situation in Alabama’s receiver room.
Losing streak continues
Alabama basketball ended the season on a five-game losing streak after the team lost to Texas A&M on the road Saturday. The Crimson Tide finished the year 17-14. Alabama’s 8-10 conference record earned it the No. 9 seed in the SEC Tournament and a rematch Texas A&M on Thursday at noon. The winner faces Auburn in the next round.
Around the Capstone
Alabama baseball suffered two losses at the hands of Oklahoma, but bounced back to win on Sunday.
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