First, the actual bad fortunes, as in fate: Vanderbilt running back Warren Norman, who turned heads by rushing for 783 yards as a freshman in 2009 and has since been repeatedly beset by injuries, is scheduled to announce Wednesday that his football career is at an end. Norman explained his predicament to The Tennessean:
“I’m 100 percent sure I’m not coming back,” Norman said. “It’s my right knee that had surgery, but my left knee is pretty much the same thing. The cartilage is wearing down pretty fast and it’s bothering me right now. The doctor told me basically I wouldn’t be able to play on it.”
Over at Georgia, Bulldogs fullback Zander Ogletree (twin brother of Alec) will also end his career early. The release from the University is short on details (and words): “Due to medical reasons, rising senior fullback Zander Ogletree’s football playing career at the University of Georgia has concluded. Ogletree will remain on athletic scholarship, continue to attend classes at Georgia and is on track to graduate.”
And finally, several Alabama players face misfortunes of their own making:
Per Saban: Four arrested UA players "no longer associated with the football program."—
Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) February 27, 2013
Snackin’ Bandits, we hardly knew ye.