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Confirmed: 4 Alabama Football Players Arrested

mrsec-breaking-newsThe Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has apparently confirmed that four Alabama football players have been arrested.  All were 4- or 5-star players coming out of high school.

Tyler Hayes (second degree robbery), Dennis Pettway (second degree robbery), Eddie Williams (second degree robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card), and Brent Calloway (fraudulent use of a credit card) have all been busted and their mugshots revealed on jailbase.com.

A second degree robbery conviction in Alabama can carry a 20-year jail sentence.

UPDATE – Williams was also arrested for carrying a pistol without a license.  That arrest was on Sunday, while his arrest for robbery and fraudulent use of a credit card came yesterday.

 

SIDENOTE — Last month while doing a guest bit on WJOX-FM in Birmingham I was asked about the tight ship that Nick Saban was running in Tuscaloosa.  I credited him for keeping things quiet on the legal front in recent seasons, but also pointed out that those things tend to run in cycles.  Some kids do dumb things regardless of their coach’s wishes/demands.

I was immediately hit with a few emails from Bama fans who happened to be listening to my interview.  They claimed that I didn’t understand the Alabama program and how perfectly Saban was running things (as if any coach has control over 100 college-age kids 24 hours a day).

Well, I’ll be interested to see how many of those folks email me today.

 


20 comments
georgia_shane
georgia_shane

@HeadtoHeadRadio MMA is the fastest growing sport and almost every fighter has a wrestling background

georgia_shane
georgia_shane

@HeadtoHeadRadio Even better Richard holding the heisman while Manzel wears a h2h cap and h2h shirt

KG1821
KG1821

@QDrumright @b12johnson oh yeah. Gotta suck for them because you know they're big Bama fans. Beaten by their own team haha.

jaaavis
jaaavis

@QDrumright lol yo the author of that was a smart ads

badbadhoggie
badbadhoggie

Maybe i'm confused but thought it was illegal for bama players to get arrested, and lawd knows it can't happen in T-Town!

BonzaiB
BonzaiB

First, as a Gator, will post up front that during the last couple of years of Urban Myers' tenure, the football team had its fair share of "yutes unleased". Most of us sort of blew over it, 'cause Urban was such a compelling guy on tv, looked like a guy in charge, was winning, talked a good game etc. Later we found out, not so much.

 

Second, what makes this story a lilttle unlike our Urban lack of adult leadership phase, the story says "right out of high school" Alabama recruits. Well, that says to me, and I could be misreading this, that those guys have not had the benefit of actually being under "control" of the coaching staff, so kind of hard to fault a coaching staff for not "controlling them," and to me, its not really a reflection of the team (have those guys been to practice yet?), more a statement of who they were before they got recruited. Coaching staffs do not "control" players in the off season, and there is not much you can do to "control" them during the season. Most of the control of players comes from discipline exhibited by the other players. Hard to go off the reservation if the juniors and seniors are watching you too. Peer presure is the most effective control a team has. That environment is fostered by coaches, but one of the hardest things to predict on the planet is what an 18 year old is going to do next.

 

So, third, I do not believe that 4 newbies getting together and doing something stupid and dangerous is a reflection of a program. TCU had a major drug ring running around their program for years, and it was common knowledge around town before the busts happened (after a two year investigation). That is losing "control" of a program. This is unfortunate, and news worthy, but I hesitate to draw any conclusions from it. We'll see.

pissedoffmarine
pissedoffmarine

@jaredbgregory @oldhickory76 That is not good. Lets see how Nick handles it. Interesting.

The regular guy
The regular guy

I'm a Bammer, just sayin' it up front.  If this is true, kick 'em out now, with haste.  Use the incident to put the fear of God into the rest of the team.  Again, if it's true.  Arrests and mug shots don't always equate with absolute guilt.  Hanging with a single thief can get others arrested --happens all the time. Amazing what poor decisions young men can make when their heads get too big and their brains roll out their ears.

JamesPorter
JamesPorter

As the AL program gets "To Big to Fail" so do the players heads. This will serve as a wake up call for the rest of the team.

 

What I really thought when I read the story...Thank god is not the Hogs!

MC1Robert
MC1Robert

@brento76 yep. That's gonna be taken care of!

BartowCoDawg
BartowCoDawg

And none seem to be relevant players for playing time. How convenient that Saban didn't stop this before it became public. I guess that's how he planned to make the room for the class.

QDrumright
QDrumright

@KG1821 @b12johnson yep lol, I wouldn't think so, but do you think there will be any NCAA penalties or sanctions?

DavidBrower
DavidBrower

 @BonzaiB By "major drug ring" you mean four players w/ a pot plant selling out of their house?  There were 9 arrests in that whole sting, but they weren't connected.

JWnTX
JWnTX

 @BonzaiB There's not a team in the country that doesn't have a "major drug ring" if you're using the TCU example...

brento76
brento76

@MC1Robert I hate to be cynical, actually no I don't, but yes I tend to agree with you.

KG1821
KG1821

@QDrumright @b12johnson no those 4 will just be kicked off probably. Or 3 of them will be. I think 3 were involved in the mugging.

MC1Robert
MC1Robert

@brento76 I like when people agree with me #duh

QDrumright
QDrumright

@KG1821 @b12johnson dang, I was hopeful lol. Maybe the 4 of them will transfer to us..hahaha

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