Alabama dismisses Tyren Jones following marijuana arrest
Alabama head coach Nick Saban didn’t wait long to cut ties with tailback Tyren Jones after his arrest for marijuana possession Tuesday morning.
Saban announced just hours after the arrest that Jones had been dismissed from the team, marking the second Crimson Tide player to earn a dismissal in the last three days.
“Tyren Jones was indefinitely suspended from the football program early in the semester. He was given an opportunity academically and from a team rules standpoint, but he failed to do any of the things necessary to comply with the rules of the Alabama football program. He was dismissed from the team when he refused to follow the parameters given to him for reinstatement,” Saban told AL.com on Tuesday.
Jones follows in the footsteps of defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor, who was dismissed Sunday after he was arrested Saturday on domestic violence charges. Safety Geno Smith was also arrested for DUI early Saturday morning but has not been dismissed from the team as of time of publication.
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