As for his divorce from UA, Lawrence was one of four players named Wednesday by Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban as having "violated some type of team rule or policy and were not invited back on our team."
Lawrence disputed that account in this report by the Hattiesburg American, saying "That's something that isn't true."
— Departing Tide player Alonzo Lawrence is headed to Southern Miss - The Bama Beat
Go ahead and prepare yourselves for the barrage of "Nick Saban is EVIL" posts from our rivals (and non-rivals who just have a really hard time keeping their smug yankee noses out of our business). Lawrence was, of course, one of the four players "not invited back" to the team for disciplinary reasons. Estes talked with Lawrence's high school coach, Al Jones, who said his dismissal "wasn't anything major," and tied it to things like being late to team meetings.
"Hopefully, this has been a learning experience for him," Jones said, "and he'll mature and go on to have a good college career."
Being late to team meetings might not be "major" to most (though I'm sure in the coming onslaught of "OMG NICK SATAN CHEATS HIS PLAYERS OUT OF SCHOLARSHIPS" it won't
be major), but if one finds themselves on a team led by a coach who stresses fundamentals and discipline to the degree that Saban does, and who has proven over and over again he's going to play the guys who do things his way over the ones who don't even if it is a downgrade at talent and game experience (Mike McCoy over Keith Brown, Marquis Johnson over Lionel Mitchell, etc.), then I'm fairly certain one should make sure to not let the little things pile up. Besides, if he really thought he hadn't gotten a fair shake, he could have appealed