Four Alabama Players Arrested
By Matthew Osborne
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Four Alabama football players were arrested by the Tuscaloosa County police on Monday afternoon.
According to the Tuscaloosa County Sherriff’s Office, four current players for the University of Alabama football team were arrested on Monday afternoon.
Safety Eddie Williams, linebacker Tyler Hayes and defensive end D.J. Pettway were charged with second degree robbery, while H-back Brent Calloway is being charged with fraudulent use of a credit card.
Williams will likely receive the harshest punishment from the school, as he was also charged with fraudulent use of a credit card. Even more damning is the fact that he was arrested on Sunday for carrying a pistol without a license.
Calloway has had a run-in with the Tuscaloosa police before as well, having been arrested in 2011 for charges of second degree marijuana possession.
All four players were released on Monday evening after posting bond.
As of Tuesday morning, Alabama officials had yet to release a comment on the situation.
Edit: Alabama head coach Nick Saban has released the following statement.
“The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and talk to the appropriate people. The University and football program have strict guidelines regarding issues of this magnitude. This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program.”