Smokey accused of biting Alabama player

Updated: October 26, 2006, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Earl Hudson is worried his dog, Smokey, is getting a bad reputation.

Smokey IX, Tennessee's bluetick coonhound mascot, has been accused of biting an Alabama player before last week's game at Neyland Stadium.

Crimson Tide receiver Mike McCoy fell on the 3-year-old dog during pregame warmups after jumping out of bounds for a pass near where Smokey was standing with the cheerleaders.

What the dog did next is up for some debate. Alabama coach Mike ...

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