Taylor started all 15 of Alabama’s games in 2015 (Getty). Alabama offensive lineman Alphonse Taylor has been found not guilty regarding his July DUI arrest. Taylor was arrested Sunday, July 17, after he placed a call to police saying he hit a parked car.
Any arrests, transfers, flunk-outs or NCAA issues you have read about are blown out of proportion. Alabama has recovered from both to reach the College Football Playoff – and won it all last season – but significant emotional distress was visited upon the Tide faithful by the program’s first back-to-back losses to Ole Miss. If it happens a third straight time, heaven help the houndstooth wearers.
USC linebacker Osa Masina will not travel to Dallas for the team’s Week 1 game against Alabama after being suspended for a violation of team rules. According to Fox 13 in Salt Lake City, Masina is currently under investigation by Cottonwood Heights (Utah) Police regarding allegations of sexual assault. Masina is a native of Salt Lake City.