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Alabama dismisses JUCO transfer Charles Baldwin from team

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban has dismissed highly rated junior college transfer Charles Baldwin from the team.

Saban announced the decision on Thursday in a one-sentence statement, citing a violation of unspecified team rules.

Baldwin transferred from ASA College in Brooklyn, New York. The offensive tackle was rated the No. 2 overall junior college prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports. He was believed to be the Tide's first scholarship player from Connecticut.

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