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No. 3 Mississippi safety Elston suspended for half vs. Texas A&M after kicking Alabama player

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Mississippi won 23-17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. Mississippi won 23-17. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)  (The Associated Press)

Mississippi safety Trae Elston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Texas A&M after kicking Alabama running back Kenyan Drake following a play during last weekend's game.

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze announced the suspension on Monday afternoon during a press conference. Southeastern Conference official Chuck Dunlap said in an email that the conference will take no further action.

Freeze said Elston made a "bad decision" on the play and "that's not the way we want to go about things."

Drake suffered a broken leg on the play after being tackled and landing awkwardly. Elston's foot swiped Drake after the play was over.

No. 3 Ole Miss (5-0, 2-0 SEC) travels to face No. 14 Texas A&M (5-1, 2-1) on Saturday.