SEC Officials say Alabama’s defensive lineman Quinton Dial may receive penalty for a game hit on Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray, according to reports on al.com.
Dial should have been penalized in the SEC Championship Game for his hit on Murray, SEC coordinator of officials Steve Shaw said today. Whether Dial misses the BCS Championship Game becomes the next question, news sources indicate.
After reviewing video, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive will decide whether Dial misses the national championship against Notre Dame, Shaw said. Slive has suspended two SEC players this season for hits that targeted the head of players.
“As you’ve noticed, Commissioner has been vigilant on this and he did it (suspend players) when warranted and didn’t when it wasn’t,” Shaw said. “I’m not sure the upcoming opponent is ever a condition in the decision. I think it’s more based on the facts in the play.”
In the first half Saturday, Murray threw an interception and watched Alabama’s Ha-Sean Clinton-Dix return the ball upfield.
Dial originally signed with the Crimson Tide out of Clay-Chalkville High School in 2009
. He ended up attending east Mississippi Community College, where he was a two-year standout at nose guard. Dial started classes at the University of Alabama in January of 2010