Former Alabama defensive back Scooby Carter arrested in Tuscaloosa
Scooby Carter is in the news again.
There’s not been a college football player in the SEC that has made more headlines off the field and done less on it this year than the former Crimson Tide defensive back.
The latest news surrounding the Texas native is unfortunate as Carter has been arrested in Tuscaloosa on a 3rd-degree domestic violence/harassment charge. Carter was booked by the Tuscaloosa Police Department on Wednesday. His bond was set at $500.
After jumping back and forth into the NCAA transfer portal and back on to Alabama’s roster this offseason, Carter recently announced he would leave Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide program.
“My decision was not based on my position on the depth chart nor did I have any conflict with anyone at The University of Alabama,” Carter posted on Twitter. “I simply choose to enter the portal because of personal reasons.”
The 2019 signee out of Mansfield, Texas was rated the No. 9 cornerback and No. 91 recruit in the nation. Carter didn’t see much action for the Crimson Tide as a freshman and finished the season with a suspension.
Despite his struggles in Tuscaloosa, Saban was willing to have the talented defensive back return to the team by season’s end.
“Scooby can have another opportunity to be on the team, and if he wants to start with the team next semester in school, we’ll give him another opportunity at that time — if he did okay in school,” Saban said. “We are trying to be supportive and help him to do the things that he needs to do to have a chance to be successful as a person, as a student-athlete and as a player. We will give him an opportunity to come back next semester if he wants to do that.”
The olive branch extended to Carter has most likely be rescinded in Tuscaloosa following this latest news and the defensive back is no longer lister on Alabama’s official roster list.