USA Today – Four Alabama football players have been indefinitely suspended from the team after their arrests Monday.
Three players — safety Eddie Williams, linebacker Tyler Hayes and defensive end D.J. Pettway — have been charged with two counts of second degree robbery.
They are accused of robbing two students in separate incidents on campus, rendering one of them unconscious, then using a stolen university debit card to buy snacks from a dormitory vending machine, according to arrest reports filed with the Tuscaloosa County District Court.
A fourth, H-back Brent Calloway, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card and was apparently not part of the robbery.
Alabama coach Nick Saban announced the discipline for the four players:
“The young men charged are indefinitely suspended as we continue to gather information and talk to the appropriate people,” Saban said in a statement released by the school. “The University and football program have strict guidelines regarding issues of this magnitude. This behavior is unacceptable for any student-athlete at the University of Alabama and not representative of our football program.”
Alabama is catching quite the rap nowadays. They come off a National Championship and then fall into a steroid scandal; then a student who commits, then de-commits to their rival Auburn, to then de-commit there and re-commit to ‘Bama. Now they’re in a robbery-assault scandal. Ol’ Nick Saban can’t be a happy guy right about now.
Assaulting someone’s ass for their debit card/credit card is kind of ballsy. I wouldn’t even steal someone’s credit card/debit card never mind assaulting them for it. I’m not trying to go to jail. Jail scares the life out of me. I wouldn’t do well in the penitentiary. I’m too handsome, and my body stature is not ideal for some of these inmates. 5’7″ dudes weighing less than a buck fifty don’t do well in jail. Not at all. I’d be made someone’s bitch real quick. Then I’d be on the lookout for a way to end my adult life. I’m cool with not be able to buy snacks from the dorm venting machine. I’ll just do some laundry and hope to find a little change in the washer, maybe check the couch cushions or wife up the female across the hall and hope she sugar mamas me with a few dollars and some quarters so I can buy some Baked Lay’s Barbecue chips, a Coke Zero and maybe a pack of Twizzlers.