Four Alabama Crimson Tide football players were arrested Monday, three of them on charges of second degree robbery, according to multiple reports. A fourth player was arrested on Monday as well, but for a separate incident. Eddie Williams, Dennis Pettway, Tyler Hayes and Brent Calloway were all arrested and booked on Monday and all have since been released on bond.
Williams was released on $65,000 bond. Hayes and Pettway were released from jail on $60,000 bond. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond. Jail records indicate that they were arrested around midnight and released between 3 and 5 a.m.
Second degree robbery is a pretty big deal, as the minimum sentence if convicted is two years with a maximum of 20 years. If a weapon was discovered to have been involved in the crime, a conviction means a minimum of 10 years in prison.
According to BamaHammer.com, Williams, Pettway and Hayes were all booked for robbery while Calloway was booked on a separate charge of using a fraudulent credit card. This is Williams second arrest in as many days, as according to reports, Williams was arrested on Sunday for carrying a pistol without a license.
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office website notes that Eddie Williams, Dennis Pettway, Tyler Hayes and Brent Calloway were booked on charges of second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card.
This isn’t Calloway’s first run-in with the law either. A five-star recruit back in 2011, Calloway was arrested for possession of marijuana in October of that same year and many hoped that would serve as a wake up call for the running back. All four of the men are either true freshman or redshirted freshman but they’re likely not going to be on the team much longer.
The chances that Pettway and Hayes remain on the team are a lot higher than Calloway and Williams chances. Two arrests in two years for serious charges is not something to take lightly and while Nick Saban nor the university have spoken publicly on the matter, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out what they’re thinking.