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SEC's lunch links

2/18/2014

Here's a quick look at what is happening around the SEC:

• Alabama said Monday after running back Dee Hart's arrest on drug possession charges that he has not been a part of the program since the bowl game.

• Ole Miss suspended linebackers Denzel Nkemdiche and Serderius Bryant following their weekend arrests in Oxford.

• Several SEC players made NFL.com analyst Nolan Nawrocki's list of the most controversial players in the draft, including Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, who Nawrocki said “carries a sense of entitlement and prima-donna arrogance.”

• Athlon Sports lists the top-10 SEC linebackers of the BCS era.

• Did Georgia recruit too well at running back when it signed Sony Michel and Nick Chubb this year? Highly sought-after 2015 prospect Taj Griffin discusses that and other subjects with the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Michael Carvell.

• USC has removed a signing-day video where an off-camera voice can be heard describing a Tennessee signee as “soft and terrible.”

• Mercedes-Benz won't allow a Birmingham-area car dealership to carry Nick Saban's name, but the Alabama coach is aligned with a proposed dealership that is caught up in litigation ahead of its opening.

• Baton Rouge police arrested three suspects in connection with a weekend home invasion at former LSU athletic director Skip Bertman's residence.

• The Columbia Daily Tribune's David Morrison takes a look at the Tigers' running back depth chart entering spring practice.

• South Carolina's Bruce Ellington followed his mother's advice and opted to enter the NFL draft early.