Alabama’s Rolando McClain sick

According to ESPN’s Joe Schad via twitter: “Rolando McClain (stomach) sick and not at media day.” MORE from twitter: “Dont’a Hightower, McClain’s best friend: ‘Rolando wasn’t in my room this morning. If it’s up to him he’ll play, stomach virus or not.'”

UPDATE 2: McClain sickness due to something he ate; expected to be fine

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AP: Alabama’s All-America linebacker Rolando McClain and backup defensive back Rod Woodson missed media day for the BCS championship game Tuesday morning because of a stomach virus.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban described the pair as being “under the weather.”

Saban says the team’s medical staff would decide whether the players would practice Tuesday afternoon. He said they have been given medicine.

He’s hoping the bug will pass within 24 hours and both players will be available when No. 1 Alabama plays second-ranked Texas for the championship on Thursday night.