Alabama starting left guard Deonte Brown, tight end Kedrick James and offensive tackle Elliott Baker will not play in the Orange Bowl on Saturday against Oklahoma due to an undisclosed violation of team rules, per an official statement from head coach Nick Saban.
They will not travel with the team either. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports first reported the news.
Brown has started five games for Alabama after taking over at left guard midway through this season. The sophomore is one of the driving forces behind a stout rushing attack that averages 5.34 yards per carry and 202.2 yards a game.
Baker has not played in a game this season. James has made five appearances.