After making headlines for the wrong reason, Alex Reese has shared a public apology.

The Alabama basketball forward was arrested early Friday morning for public intoxication in Tuscaloosa. On Friday evening, he shared an apology via his Twitter account:

As you all know, early this morning I was arrested. I sincerely apologize to my family, my teammates and coaches, and to the University of Alabama for misrepresenting what this school and athletic program stand for. What happened is not indicative of how my parents raised me. Moving forward, I will be using this poor decision of mine as one to learn and grow from. I also want to thank all of the people who have reached out to me and checked on me, it means more than a lot of you know. I hope this finds whoever is reading in good health and remember to spread love and positivity. Roll Tide always!


We don’t know what kind of punishment Reese may face internally or legally, but a sincere apology that goes beyond what’s expected from a college student getting in trouble for public intoxication will likely go a long way with Tide hoops fans. After all, ideally, Reese would be playing in the SEC Tournament.

The junior averaged 23 minutes played per game for the Crimson Tide and scored an average of 8.8 points with 4.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and a block per game.