2013 BCS Championship: two freshman sent back to Alabama for curfew violation

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Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban sent freshman linebackers Ryan Anderson and Dillon Lee home for a curfew violation Friday.

Two Alabama freshmen will miss the BCS National Championship game Jan. 7 after coach Nick Saban sent them home for violating curfew, according to AL.com.

Freshman linebackers Ryan Anderson and Dillon Lee were sent back to campus Friday for a violation of team rules, and will not play in Alabama's national title game against Notre Dame scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. CT Jan. 7 in Miami.

Saban didn't comment with any more detail as to what was behind the disciplinary action.

The Crimson Tide, 9.5 point favorites heading into the game, won't be dramatically changed in their absence. Lee had an interception in Alabama's season opening win over Michigan, and Anderson hasn't played this year.

They're the only two players from either team to be kicked out so far as the highly anticipated game draws closer. The suspensions come in the wake of a players meeting held by the Crimson Tide's leadership group before practice Friday, citing a need to raise intensity before Monday's game.

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