Alabama sophmore cornerback Geno Smith has been suspended for Alabama’s opener with Virginia Tech after being  arrested for DUI in Tuscaloosa on Saturday night.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said about the arrest: “We’ve never had an issue with Geno. He’s an excellent person…He’s never been in trouble here before, never been in my office for anything, but I think this is something that everybody should learn from that when you make a bad choice, sometimes the consequences of that choice can really have a negative effect.

Some of these guys don’t have enough foresight to understand cause and effect, but Geno has been a really good person in the program and just made a choice, bad decision. Made several of them, so now he’s got consequences for it.

Smith is still practising with the team.

The 6ft, 186 lb Smith had 9 tackles – including 4 solo – in his freshman season at Alabama, who the 2013 National Championship last season.

BOTTOM LINE: There is a feeling amongst the Alabama faithful that if there IS  a weakness on the Crimson Tide, it’s with an inexperienced secondary. Smith’s suspension won’t have done anything to lift the mood.

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