<> during The Advocare Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 5, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.

Report: Alabama DB Tony Brown to have NCAA suspension reduced


According to AL.com, Alabama defensive back Tony Brown is expected to have his NCAA suspension reduced from six games to four games. This would put the junior back in time for the Crimson Tide's game against Kentucky on October 1.

Brown was originally sent home by Nick Saban ahead of last season's Cotton Bowl. The reason why Brown was sent home and eventually suspended is still unclear, but the current rumor going around is that Brown tested positive for a substance under an NCAA administered drug test.

The reason for the potential reduction would appear to be the NCAA taking the two Playoff games that Brown missed into account. Brown was originally expected to be suspended for the first six games of the 2016 season, which in essence would have totaled an eight-game suspension. Now, though, it looks like Brown could be maintaining the six-game sentence and that the two previous games will be counted.

For what it is worth, it is also being reported that the NCAA has yet to make a decision.


Brown is a former five-star recruit. Last season, he recorded 16 total tackles, two pass break ups, and a forced fumble before being sent home before the College Football Playoff.