Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon will be suspended for the first quarter of Saturday's Crimson Tide home game against Colorado State as punishment for the throat-slashing gesture he made after a touchdown against Texas A&M last week, annistonstar.com reported.
Following a touchdown shortly before halftime, Yeldon made a "money" gesture with his fingers, similar to the one TAMU quarterback Johnny Manziel made two weeks earlier against Rice, then made the throat-slashing gesture, which drew a 15-yard penalty.
Two days later, Yeldon released a statement apologizing for the move. See video of Yeldon making the slash gesture and read his apology here.
UA coach Nick Saban expressed anger with Yeldon when he came off the field, in his comments following the game and yet again during his weekly radio program Thursday night.
"That's not us," Saban said following the game. "That's not our program. That's not what we do. We've never ever tolerated and we've never ever had it. I don't think there's any place for it in college football. I can't control what other people do, but I can control what our guys do."