Saban: Alabama won't appeal Dareus penalty

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 Alabama won't appeal defensive end
Marcell Dareus's two-game suspension to the NCAA.

Coach Nick Saban said Monday "that issue is dead." He says
there isn't enough precedent in similar cases to warrant an appeal.

He had indicated late last week that the school would try to get
Dareus' suspension cut to one game, allowing him to return for
Saturday's visit from No. 19 Penn State.

Saban says the two-game hit was fair. Dareus was penalized for
accepting nearly $2,000 in improper benefits from an agent on two
trips to Miami.

As for injured Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram, Saban says the
tailback will start him on "dry-land rehab" Monday. He says
Ingram's status for Saturday's game "depends on how he react to
every day" in the process.

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