Alabama dismisses LB Cowan from team

LSU Tigers wide receiver Russell Gage (83) carries against Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker VanDarius Cowan (43) during the third quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Nov. 4.Photo Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports (file photo)

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Alabama linebacker VanDarius Cowan has been dismissed from the program for a violation of team rules, the school announced on Monday.

“Each of us has a responsibility to represent The University of Alabama in a first-class way, and failure to meet those standards can’t be tolerated,” Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said in a statement. “We wish VanDarius the very best in the future.”

Cowan was charged last week with third-degree assault stemming from an alleged incident at a Tuscaloosa bar.

Per the Tuscaloosa News, Cowan was accused of punching a 26-year-old man in the face. The alleged victim, who claimed he did nothing to provoke Cowan, reportedly was treated for seven stitches on his lip and suffered a broken tooth and nerve damage.

Cowan collected two tackles in seven games last season during his freshman year. He was expected to see an uptick in playing time in 2018.

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