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Bama coping with off-field issues, still rolling

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By JOHN ZENOR
AP Sports Writer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - No. 1 Alabama has stumbled off the field even though the Crimson Tide is still rolling inside the lines.

The Tide has had suspensions and separate reports of NCAA violations, including one that has sidelined starting safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Still, Alabama (5-0) is unbeaten and has had only one close game in its bid for a third consecutive national title.

The latest potential distraction was last week's indefinite suspension of Clinton-Dix, who reportedly accepted and repaid a short-term loan from assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Harris. Harris has been placed on administrative leave.

Clinton-Dix was the ninth player suspended or dismissed for off-the-field issues since last season.

Tide quarterback AJ McCarron says Alabama "can't let anything like that affect us that we have no control over."

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