Yesterday afternoon, Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com reported that according to a source, Devonta Pollard is no longer a part of Alabama’s basketball program. The departure was tied — obviously — to the fact that Pollard was recently arrested for allegedly taking part in the kidnapping of a child. Parrish also wrote that his source told him that Pollard was planning to enroll at a junior college.
Parrish’s report was picked up by various outlets and the story spread throughout the afternoon.
Later in the day, Alex Scarborough of ESPN’s TideNation blog reported that Pollard is still a member of the Crimson Tide basketball team, according to his own source inside the program. “Well cross that bridge when we get to it,” the source told Scarborough.
As of this morning, Pollard is still listed as a team member at Alabama’s official athletics site.
Pollard played in all 36 of Bama’s games as a freshman averaging 17.9 minutes, 3.9 points, and 3.0 rebounds per game.