All-America tackle barred from Sugar Bowl

Updated: December 29, 2008, 7:21 PM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

Alabama junior offensive tackle Andre Smith has been suspended and will not play in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday.

Smith, the Outland Trophy winner this season, was a huge part of the Crimson Tide's offensive success. They were second in the SEC and 22nd nationally in rushing offense and routinely ran to his side on key downs. He's widely considered to be one of the best left tackles to play in the SEC in the past decade.

Sources told ESPN.com ...

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