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Report: Alabama's Yeldon suspended for quarter

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Alabama has suspended leading rusher T.J. Yeldon for the first quarter of Saturday's game against Colorado State, the Aniston Star reported on Friday.

A Crimson Tide spokesman declined to comment, but the Star said a source said the sophomore running back, who has rushed 42 times for 224 yards for top-ranked Alabama, will be sidelined because of an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty he received during last week's 49-42 win over Texas A&M.

After scoring on a four-yard play, Yeldon made the "money" gesture that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel does after completing big plays.

Yeldon then made a double throat-slashing gesture, which did not make his coach, Nick Saban, very happy.

"That's not us," Saban said following the game. "That's not our program. That's not what we do. We've never ever tolerated and we've never ever had it. I don't think there's any place for it in college football. I can't control what other people do, but I can control what our guys do."

On Monday, Yeldon apologized via a prepared statement.

"I want to apologize to everyone for my selfish actions on Saturday," Yeldon said in the statement. "That is not the way I want to represent myself, my family and our team. That is not the way we do things at Alabama. This is something that I will learn from, and I will use better judgment in the future."

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