Alabama safety Green ineligible for 2010 season

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama safety Robby Green has been ruled ineligible for the 2010 season by the NCAA.

Green was a leading candidate for a starting spot for the defending national champion Crimson Tide. Coach Nick Saban said Friday that Green will remain on scholarship and be able to practice with the team.

Alabama spokesman Jeff Purinton says there is no violation involving the team.

Alabama has not disclosed the reasons behind Green’s eligibility issue. He has been practicing throughout the spring. He will have two years of eligibility left.

Saban praised Green’s attitude during the situation and says he can still have an impact on the team.