5-star Alabama freshman RB Bo Scarbrough suspended

Head Alabama coach Nick Saban announced Thursday evening that incoming freshman running back Bo Scarbrough has been suspended for the first four games this season. Scarbrough is currently recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered during spring training camp.

College Spun reported the news once it became available. The suspension is said to be through the NCAA and not a team issue. Charlie Potter broke the news via Twitter.

Saban said Bo Scarbrough is ahead of schedule but he's facing no contact in practice. Oh, and he's suspended for the first four games.

— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) August 6, 2015

Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough (knee) was on the practice field in a black, non-contact jersey. He had knee surgery in April.

— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) August 6, 2015

Saban says Bo Scarbrough's 4-game suspension is an NCAA issue regarding his amateurism eligibility.

— Alex Byington (@_AlexByington) August 6, 2015

The suspension may not have mattered much because of his knee injury. It is unlikely that he would have been available to play for the early part of the season.

Scarbrough was a five-star running back for the class of 2015.

The Crimson Tide open the season on September 5 in AT&T Stadium against the Wisconsin Badgers.

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