Saban: 3 Alabama players suspended for Orange Bowl

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Alabama has suspended starting left guard Deonte Brown and two other players from the Orange Bowl for violating unspecified team rules.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said in a statement that Brown, tight end Kedrick James and offensive lineman Elliot Baker didn’t make the trip to Miami on Monday.

Top-ranked Alabama faces Oklahoma Saturday night in the College Football Playoff semifinal game.

Brown replaced Lester Cotton as the starter in midseason. Brown has been dealing with a turf toe injury.

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