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Deaderick Return Is A Big Story

Brandon Deaderick

The things you learn in this job. Alabama defensive end Brandon Deaderick showed up in the media room of the Mal Moore Athletic Building following practice Wednesday night. It was the first time he has met with reporters since he was shot by a would-be robber on Monday before the Crimson Tide's season-opening game.

Brandon Deaderick has always been cooperative with reporters and is one of the favorites of those who cover the Alabama football beat. He is polite and gives well-thought-out answers to questions (some of which aren't so well thought out). And he is a fine football player, a three-year starter at defensive end for Coach Nick Saban. To be honest, it is a little awkward getting started when you...

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