Duron Carter leaves Alabama

Updated: July 19, 2012, 2:39 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

Alabama wide receiver Duron Carter has left the program, a source confirmed to ESPN's Joe Schad.

Carter, who never played a down for the Crimson Tide after transferring to the school in 2011, is seeking another program to play for, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

The junior wideout, who is the son of former NFL receiver and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter, began his career at Ohio State and was a boon for an Alabama coaching staff looking for a deep threat after Julio Jones left the program early for the NFL draft. But Carter couldn't stay academically eligible last season, and coach Nick Saban suspended him in March.

Carter was not reinstated, and his profile did not appear in the Crimson Tide media guide that was released earlier this week.

Carter signed with Ohio State in 2009 and caught 13 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown for the Buckeyes. He left the program for academic reasons and transferred to Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College.

The 6-foot-5, 205-pound receiver reportedly is seeking a transfer to Florida Atlantic, sources told the Sun-Sentinel. Carter is hoping for a transfer waiver that will keep him from sitting out the 2012 season because the school is located closer to his family in South Florida.

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