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No suspension for Quinton Dial after helmet-to-hemet hit

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03:40 PM ET 12.14 | When it happened, we all expected a flag. When it wasn't flagged we all awaited the news of a suspension, but Alabama defensive end Quinton Dial is one of the luckiest players in college football at the moment, as the bureaucracy of the National Title game has dictated that Dial will not be suspended for his helmet-to-hemet hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the SEC Championship game two weeks ago. The most interesting part of this story is that before Quinton Dial, who plays for the Crimson Tide in case you didn't already make that correlation, the NCAA was cracking down hard on helmet-to-helmet hits by issuing next game suspensions for guilty players. The SEC has said instead that they will let Alabama handle the situation internally. So basically, at a moment when a conference should step in and govern, they're letting the inmates run the asylum - because there's a lot of money riding on a possible suspension of Dial in the National Championship game.

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Quinton Dial, AP Photo/David Goldman Quinton Dial, AP Photo/David Goldman
December 15, 2012  12:12 AM ET

Hmmm let me guess how the posts are gonna go on this thread.

Popcorn popping, think I will enjoy the show.

December 15, 2012  01:10 AM ET

what a shock. the sec has no shame, or conscience. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ perhaps the ncaa should grow a set and crack down on this rogue conference. but we all know what a hollow and meaningless organization the ncaa is. just a bunch of bought and paid for ****.

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December 15, 2012  08:45 AM ET
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What a shocker. ..SEc Office in Birmingham favors the Gump... Along with scheduling

+1...why is anyone surprised about this.

It would have been right up there with the biggest surprises in sports history if anything was done to prevent him from playing the next game. After all, it is the BCS Championship game and we can't have anything getting in the way of that.

December 15, 2012  08:47 AM ET

Aaron Murray said it was not an illegal hit. Case closed.

December 15, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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Aaron Murray said it was not an illegal hit. Case closed.

Yeah, yeah, yeah

December 15, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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+1...why is anyone surprised about this. It would have been right up there with the biggest surprises in sports history if anything was done to prevent him from playing the next game. After all, it is the BCS Championship game and we can't have anything getting in the way of that.

Kind of like letting the Tat Five play....

Just pointing out that it isn't just the SEC... :>)

December 15, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Aaron Murray said it was not an illegal hit. Case closed.

What did you expect him to say? If he complains that it was an illegal hit then he gets branded as a crybaby....

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December 15, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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Kind of like letting the Tat Five play....Just pointing out that it isn't just the SEC... :>)

Yep. If conferences are not going to be consistent with enforcement and let the teams handle such internally...

...does the fox guarding the hen house fit?

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December 15, 2012  10:31 AM ET

It will certainly be in Bama's best interest to knock Everett Golson out of the game like Stanford did with a helmet to helmet cheap shot.
I would like to believe that Alabama plays a clean game and is a good enough team to not have to stoop to such low down dirty tactics.

December 15, 2012  10:38 AM ET
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Yep. If conferences are not going to be consistent with enforcement and let the teams handle such internally......does the fox guarding the hen house fit?

I watched that game and I can remember seeing massive amounts of holding going on,, but it mattered not to me which SEC team won the game.
I was just surprised at how much cheating the refs did allow,, guess i don't watch much SEC football.

December 15, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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It will certainly be in Bama's best interest to knock Everett Golson out of the game like Stanford did with a helmet to helmet cheap shot.I would like to believe that Alabama plays a clean game and is a good enough team to not have to stoop to such low down dirty tactics.

Van, just curious, do you have a video of "Stanford's helmet to helmet hit on Everett Golson, that knocked him out of the game"??? If you do, would you please share it with the rest of us!!!

 
December 15, 2012  10:50 AM ET

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