Arrested Alabama Crimson Tide Players Suspended Indefinitely

Jan 19, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban talks to the fans at the National Championship celebration outside Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

It has been an ugly day for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team after it was learned that four players – running back Brent Calloway, linebacker Tyler Hayes, defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and defensive back Eddie Williams – were arrested on Monday on a variety of charges that included felony theft and fraud.

Earlier this afternoon, Alabama athletic director Mal Moore released a statement expressing his disappointment with the players, however, he did not comment on their future with the team.

Now, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has issued a statement of his own and handed down some immediate punishment to the four players.

Here is Saban’s 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.

Williams is in the most trouble after being charged with second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit card after two separate incidents where he allegedly beat and robbed two students. He was also arrested on Sunday for carrying a gun without a permit.

Hayes and Pettway were charged with second-degree robbery and Calloway was slapped with a fraudulent use of a credit/debit card charge.

It certainly is a black eye for the program and it would be shocking if the players were not dismissed from the team.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Brent Calloway, D.J. Pettway, Eddie Williams, Football, Nick Saban, Tyler Hayes

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611456563 Frank Looper

    Alabama thug football players? How shocking!

  • http://twitter.com/bigdaddy74big Michael Hay

    They will get a one game suspension and be back in uniform the next week…classic Saban “discipline”

    • http://www.facebook.com/mikeguy123 Michael Guy

      Nope they aren’t needed or major contributors so they will be sent packing

    • http://www.facebook.com/michael.slezak.3 Michael Slezak

      Dude you have lost your mind Nick Saban will not allow this at the University of Alabama!!!!!!! These players will lose their scholarships and will be kicked of the team! Don’t hate because we have the best coach and team in the nation!! Nick Saban is probably the strictest coach in college football hands down, so post your bull crap elsewhere!!!!! Roll Tide Roll # 15

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.m.quakenbush Steven M Quakenbush

    When given a free education you should be smart enough to not squander that chance well done coach cant have devils roughing up people or shaking them down send them home with their felonies and move on with the young men who are doing the right things day in and day out Alabama athletics all ways was and will be about excellence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mikeguy123 Michael Guy

    Send these ignorant no good asses home

  • Oilfart1

    Nick Satan will figure out a way to keep good players on the team. If these guys are not significant contributors, they won’t be on the team. Those who are, will be eligible by August. So let it be written, let it be done.

    • goober Mcgilicuty

      Prove that incredibly stupid remark! Otherwise shut up!

      • Oilfart1

        Hey Goober, how the heck do you prove something in the future?!?! Only Alabama fans would ask a question like that. You sure you ain’t an Auburn fan. BTW, great comeback with “shut up”. Almost as good as “oh yeah”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000510896794 John Kline

    They should be put in jail.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JanRoszell Janice Howard Roszell

    They have not been convicted, right? We are suppose to be innocent until proven guilty.

    • http://www.facebook.com/derek.wagner.79 Derek Wagner

      uh duh—they addmitted to being involved in the crimes—bama=-the new U (miami)—–in most places they are called low life thug pieces of s$%t but at bama they are called football players

  • glenn lewis

    get rid of them all . can have criminals on a college campus they are a threat to the students. free education and your robbing students who will have decades of student loans. bann them from campus for 100 yrs

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