Christopher Smith

Alabama S Clinton-Dix Reinstated

Created on Oct. 19, 2013 2:58 AM EST

The indefinite suspension of Alabama safety HaHa Clinton-Dix ended Friday as the NCAA reinstated the junior.

Considered one of the best at his position in the country, Clinton-Dix was suspended for accepting a three-figure loan from an assistant strength coach during the summer, which he repaid, the Tuscaloosa News reported. Clinton-Dix has been allowed to practice during the suspension, which lasted two games.

"I think he's done a good a job in trying to practice and and continue to improve working and practicing on scout team as anyone could," coach Nick Saban said earlier in the week, according to "Hopefully this will be a great learning experience for not only HaHa but each player on our team."

Despite missing two games, Clinton-Dix is the Tide's second-leading tackler with 24. Landon Collins, Alabama's sophomore special teams maniac, started in place of Clinton-Dix.

It didn't seem likely Clinton-Dix would miss the rest of the season, but the reinstatement comes at a good time for Alabama because it gives him two games to knock off the rust before the annual showdown with LSU on Nov. 9 and allows Collins to focus on kick coverage.

Clinton-Dix is expected to play tomorrow against Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. CT in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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