Tide's Knight Reportedly Looking to Play Elsewhere

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - University of Alabama linebacker Ezekial Knight is apparently looking to play football at a smaller school.

Faulkner University coach Jim Nichols told The Birmingham News that the senior spoke with him about enrolling at Faulkner.

Knight is set to graduate in August and has not yet been medically cleared for the 2008 season.

Nichols said he looked into whether Knight could come to the Montgomery-based NAIA school. He said it's not possible because Alabama hasn't officially stated Knight's status. His name is still on the official Tide roster.

Knight has been dealing with heart problems since 2006, but was cleared to play in 2007 and made 64 tackles. He had a setback during winter conditioning and hasn't been cleared to play this year.

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