According to Fox6 Birmingham’s Clare Huddleston, who broke the news, as many as four Alabama players were arrested on Monday.
BREAKING:Police confirm UAPD arrested at least one UA football player – possibly four.We are working to get more info.
— Clare Huddleston (@Fox6Clare) February 12, 2013
Jailbase.com has mugshots for four freshmen players – Eddie Williams, Tyler Hayes, Brent Calloway and DJ Pettway.
According to TideSports, the charges ranged from fraudulent use of a debit card to second degree robbery.
Brent Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a debit card. DJ Pettway and Tyler Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery, and Eddie Williams was charged with both crimes.
Pettway, Hayes and Williams were released from jail on $60,000 to $65,000 bond, while Calloway was released on $5,000 bond.
Update: In addition to Monday’s arrest, Eddie Williams was arrested Sunday for an unlicensed gun charge. You can see the link here.
TuscaloosaNews has an update according to the report:
According to the department, two UA students reported that they were robbed by two men on campus.
Both said that they were approached by the men who asked to borrow a cigarette lighter, before striking them in the head, stealing their belongings and leaving in a dark-colored SUV, according to the UAPD.
The first victim said that the robbery took place at 12:35 a.m. in the 800 block of Campus Drive. The second student was robbed at 1:20 a.m. in the 200 block of Seventh Avenue.
Both students told police that one robber had a dark complexion, a slim build and was around 6 feet to six feet, two inches tall. He was wearing a black wind suit and a red, beanie-style hat and possibly had dreadlocks. The second suspect had a medium to dark complexion, a stocky build, was of average height and wore blue jeans and a rain coat.
UAPD did not list their names, but said that arrests had been made in the cases on Monday.
“University Police Department investigators were able to develop information leading to the identification of suspects in the robberies described below,” the department’s chief wrote in a campus alert to students. “Three suspects were arrested on Feb. 11, 2013 for two counts of second degree robbery each, with a fourth suspect arrested for fraudulent use of a credit/ debit card relating to the case.”
From Brent Calloway on Twitter:
@kyle2lamb first it wasn’t a credit card and 2 I wasn’t even awake during the robbery you don’t kno what happened so dont try me dude
— HONEYBEAR #21 ♏ (@BrentCalloway) February 12, 2013
Eddie Williams told police that he attacked the second victim while Hayes and Pettway stood by. Knocked him unconscious and stole his wallet
— Stephanie Taylor (@TNews_Steph) February 12, 2013
Alabama AD Mal Moore released a statement regarding the arrests, via AL:
“This is a very serious matter and we are very disappointed in the actions that have resulted in the charges against these student-athletes. In this type of situation, the Athletics Department works in conjunction with the University. We will have more to say at the appropriate time.”
Nick Saban released a statement that the four players have been suspended indefinitely.
“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.”
Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports