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Sports briefs: Alabama star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix suspended indefinitely
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College football • Alabama coach Nick Saban has suspended star safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix indefinitely for violating unspecified team rules.

Saban announced the suspension of one of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's top defensive players after Wednesday's practice. Saban wouldn't say what Clinton-Dix did wrong.

"I want to be consistent," he said. "When guys get suspended, I never, ever say what it's for. So I'm not going there. So don't ask me. It's the way it always happens. Every guy. If they do right, they wouldn't be getting suspended. I don't know for how long this will be, so don't ask me that either."

Clinton-Dix is second on the team with 24 tackles and is a projected first-round NFL Draft pick.

NCAA facing another concussion lawsuit

College Sports • Two more former college football players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA stemming from concussions and brain injuries.

John DuRocher, a quarterback at Washington and Oregon, and Darin Harris, a safety at Washington, are seeking more than $5 million in damages. Both say they sustained repeated head injuries, despite promises that they would be competing in a protected college environment.

The class-action suit was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Southern Indiana.

Helmet-manufacturer Riddell and its parent company, Easton-Bell Sports, are also named in the complaint

From wire reports

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