Ha Ha Clinton-Dix eligible to play

Updated: October 19, 2013, 2:06 AM ET
By Alex Scarborough | ESPN.com

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been reinstated from his two-game suspension after being notified by the NCAA that he is again eligible to play, the school announced Friday.

Clinton-Dix, a junior, was suspended after accepting a loan of less than $500 from a member of the Alabama strength and conditioning staff, ESPN.com learned. The staffer, Corey Harris, was put on administrative leave for his involvement.

"The NCAA notified The University of Alabama late Friday afternoon that junior safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has been reinstated and is eligible for competition after serving a two-game suspension," a statement from Alabama said.

Clinton-Dix could play Saturday against Arkansas. Sophomores Landon Collins and Geno Smith had been filling in for him at free safety during the past two games.

A talented underclassman with excellent range and ball skills, Clinton-Dix is No. 18 on Scouts Inc.'s Top 32 for 2014. He was second on the team with 24 tackles and two pass breakups before his suspension.

Alex Scarborough | email

Alabama/SEC reporter

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