Published February 27, 2013 - 1:28pmNEW: Follow on facebook -
Nick Saban made it official today. Eddie Williams, DJ Pettway, Tyler Hayes and Brent Calloway are no longer associated with the team.
The four players were arrested earlier this month on counts of fraudulent use of debit card to second-degree robbery.
Saban immediately suspended the players indefinitely, but he revealed today they are no longer on the team. And as we’ve grown to learn, indefinite suspensions at Alabama basically mean players are kicked off the team.
Several will make inferences about Alabama oversigning, but Saban had no choice with these four, especially with Eddie Williams, who was charged with both crimes.
Alabama trims their roster from 95 scholarship players to now 91 players after the dismissals.
Here’s a statement from Saban via AL:
“Based on all the information we’ve received and gone through and tried to determine the future of the four guys that got in trouble, those guys are no longer associated with the football program,” Saban said. “Their actions do not reflect the spirit and character that we want our organization to reflect. It’s obviously very disappointing and unacceptable what happened.
“I also think that I’ve been really proud of over the last five years that our team has done a very good job and shown personal responsibility and how they represent the university, what they’ve done in the community, in the classroom, off the field. And they’re going to continue to do as much as we can in personal development, character development in our program with education to try to help guys have a chance to be more successful in life.
“Some people learn by words, some people learn by consequences, some people can’t learn.”
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