Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Tyler Hayes (36) celebrates after defatting the Georgia Bulldogs 32-28 in the 2012 SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Bans Football Players Involved in Robbery From Campus

Four Alabama Crimson Tide players were arrested earlier in the week and three of the players — linebacker Tyler Hayes, defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and defensive back Eddie Williams – were hit with felony robbery charges and the consequences for their actions have been handed down.

According to the  Birmingham News, a school spokesman said that the three players facing robbery charges have been banned from the University of Alabama campus pending a judicial review which is expected to conclude at the end of the week.

The fourth player, running back Brent Calloway, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card, but he was not involved with the robbery. He is still permitted on the campus.

All players have been suspended from the football team indefinitely.

Hayes and Williams have both admitted to attacking and beating the first victim, while Williams admits to beating a second as well. A friend of the victim gave some insight on the injuries and it sounds like the Alabama players put a pretty serious beating on the Alabama student.

His left side of his face was gigantic,” Alabama student and friend of the victim, Chris Burks, said. “The jacket he was wearing and his headphones were completely drenched in blood, the bottom half of his face was completely covered in blood; he was bleeding badly from his lip. He had clearly been badly beaten.”

Let us hope that these players are held responsible for the crimes that they committed and that Alabama head coach Nick Saban has enough sense to boot the kids from the team. This behavior is unacceptable from anyone, but especially members of one of the most prestigious and successful programs in college football.

That is not how you handle yourself like a champion.

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide Football

  • Johnesmith77

    Wait you’re telling me that 4 black boys did this? That b raseest!

  • Shawn Porte

    While the NCAA is trying to plant things on the University of Miami, Alabama will get let off the hook.

    • Jimy Crakho

      let off the hook for what? Players being idiots is not an NCAA violation…

  • Frances Loper Corwin

    So glad that the University of Alabama Police , Local Police , & Coach Saban & his staff have taken the correct actions here. Very scary to think that 3 young men with bright futures ahead given the opportunity to be on the best team still found the desire to target innocent Alabama Students to rob & beat them to a pulp . Sure not representative of the atheletes at Alabama .

  • Hubert B. Ogle Jr.

    It never ceases to amaze me when a young athlete with a full ride scholarship and the unlimited life potential that comes with the athletic and educational opportunities that brings, goes ahead and does something as stupid as this. As harsh as some say it is, these fellas have forfeited any right at all to participate in college athletics…or intramural athletics for that matter.