Jahleel Billingsley, former Alabama TE, receives traffic ticket hours after Texas announcement
Jahleel Billingsley, the Alabama tight end who announced recently that he would transfer to Texas, reportedly received a traffic citation in rural Tuscaloosa County hours after he announced his plans to transfer.
The traffic incident came on the morning of Jan. 17th, Tide 100.9 reported, as records indicate Billingsley was stopped outside city limits by Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies at 2:05 a.m. According to the citation, Billingsley was stopped on Highway 69 South.
He was issued a misdemeanor traffic citation for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle and released from the scene. No other citations or charges were filed, according to public records. The 21-year-old athlete was asked to appear in court for the citation in March.
The tight end caught 17 catches for 256 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2021. He had 18 catches, 287 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2020. Billingsley’s departure was not a surprise since he missed time in fall camp for undisclosed reasons, and Nick Saban sounded off on his behavior before the season.
“Well, that’s up to him. That’s not up to me. He knows what he’s supposed to do at practices, he knows what he’s supposed to do,” Saban told the media. “This is not a democracy. Everybody doesn’t get to do what they want to do. Everybody doesn’t get to do what they feel like doing. You’ve got to buy in and do what you’re supposed to do to be a part of the team and do the things you need to do in practice every day — a sense of urgency, play fast, execute, do your job.”