Alabama wide receiver Kenny Bell, who “hung up his cleats” and basically quit the team early Tuesday via his Twitter account, apparently didn’t actually quit the team.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban, in a media conference later that day, said the senior receiver was given a “personal day” and should be back to practice Wednesday.
Saban said that he and Bell had a discussion Monday, then Saban spoke with Bell’s mother. He told them both he wants his wide receiver to stay on the team.
"I want Kenny to be happy, I would love him to be a part of the team if he can be happy doing that relative to any other personal responsibilities that he has," Saban said.
If Saban is right and he’s back at practice, the Alabama receiving corps is unchanged and still looks to be one of the best in school history.
"Kenny's a fifth-year senior. He's done a great job in this program, he's played a lot of good football for us, he's made a lot of big plays, he's been a good teammate to a lot of guys on the team." Saban said. "He's certainly somebody I have a tremendous amount of respect for as a competitor.
"Sometimes we have personal things that we need to get ironed out."