Alabama suspends Dickson, Kamara for Sugar Bowl

The Associated Press
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Alabama coach Nick Saban reacts to questions about becoming a grandfather, during a news conference Tuesday, Dec, 17, 2013, at the Mal Moore Athletic Facility in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/, Vasha Hunt)

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama has suspended linebacker Xzavier Dickson and freshman tailback Alvin Kamara.

Coach Nick Saban announced Thursday that neither would play for the third-ranked Crimson Tide in the Sugar Bowl against No. 11 Oklahoma on Jan. 2. Saban didn't disclose a reason for the suspensions.

Dickson is a backup linebacker. He has played in 12 games and has 13 tackles, plus two stops for a loss and a sack.

Kamara hasn't played this season.