Tide LB ordered to take anger management class

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw has been ordered to complete an anger management course to resolve a misdemeanor domestic violence and harassment case.

A Tuscaloosa County District Court official said Wednesday that Judge Joel Chandler gave Upshaw until Dec. 9 to complete the course. The district attorney's office recommended the 19-year-old sophomore be granted youthful offender status upon completion.

The court official said Judge James Guwin gave the same order for Kendall Grzyb, the female student who was involved in the altercation with Upshaw.

A police officer said he saw Upshaw grab the woman's forearm and push her away after she attempted to hit him in the face.

Coach Nick Saban did not suspend Upshaw, who got his first start against Kentucky last Saturday.

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