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Tide LB to serve three-game suspension

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Alabama linebacker Prince Hall will serve a three-game suspension for team rules violations, coach Nick Saban said Thursday.

The former starter will practice with the team and be available for the Southeastern Conference opener at Arkansas. Saban has not disclosed the reason for Hall's suspension.

The Crimson Tide players officially reported to campus Thursday and begin practicing Friday with split-squad workouts.

Hall was one of several personnel issues Saban addressed. He said reserve offensive lineman Patrick Crump has left the team for personal reasons. Receiver Will Oakley was not on the 105-man roster for fall camp and will miss three weeks of practice before of a stress fracture in his foot.

Saban said freshmen Devonta Bolton, Brandon Lewis and Kerry Murphy did not enroll in school for academic reasons. Alabama has appealed on Murphy's behalf, but Saban said he is expected to be eligible to join the team in January.

Another signee, Jermaine Preyear, will not enroll until January because of a high school shoulder injury.