SEC takes no action against Alabama's Dial for hit in title game

The Sports Xchange
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Alabama defensive end Quinton Dial escaped punishment from the SEC for his hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray in the conference championship game on Dec. 1 in Atlanta.
The SEC ruled Friday that Dial, a senior with 21 tackles this season, will not be suspended by the conference for the BCS championship game against Notre Dame but said the incident would be dealt with by the two schools.
Dial was not penalized on the play, which came on an interception return. Murray stayed on the turf after the helmet-to-helmet hit.
"Several plays involving both teams were reviewed," the SEC said in a statement. "After review, all subsequent action will be handled internally by the two institutions and the conference office is satisfied with their actions."
Georgia cornerback Sheldon Dawson, accused of eye-gouge Alabama's Dee Milliner while players from both teams scrambled to recover a fumbled kickoff in the fourth quarter, also was not disciplined by the SEC.
Georgia coach Mark Richt handled the matter internally. The discipline will not included a suspension from the Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl game against. Nebraska.
"To me, it looked very bad," Richt said. "It's just not Georgia football. I think when he saw it, he said, 'Coach, I saw it and I don't blame you.' He didn't even make an excuse.'"

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