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Ex-Vol, current Tide signee hit with DUI charge

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Oh, this one is so rich in irony.

I was raked over the coals via email because I did not mention the fact that Aaron Douglas, a former first-team freshman All-American at Tennessee, had signed with Alabama on National JUCO Signing Day.

OK, here’s your mention, Tide fans.  And, as a bonus, it involves an arrest.  Merry Christmas!

Douglas, the offensive lineman who signed with the Tide a little over a week ago and who was, by all accounts, a recruiting coup for Nick Saban, got popped for driving under the influence earlier this week.

Douglas was released on a $1,000 bond pending a hearing on Dec. 29. According to the publication’s story at thedailytimes.com, Douglas was pulled over by Blount County authorities for running a stop sign and driving erratically. According to a sheriff’s report, Douglas refused to submit to a blood alcohol test, which incurred a citation for an implied consent violation.

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Marian O’Briant said Douglas performed “extremely poorly” in a field sobriety test, and according to the police report, he was uncooperative.

Douglas had transferred from Tennessee earlier this year, and played this past season at Arizona Western College.

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12 Responses to “Ex-Vol, current Tide signee hit with DUI charge”
  1. WingT says: Dec 25, 2010 11:19 AM

    Thanks John Taylor, thats awfully nice of you. Merry Christmas to you too !

    roll tide

  2. soflatrojan says: Dec 25, 2010 1:42 PM

    WingT,

    That didn’t take long! I had heard while USC was recruiting this kid he had some character issues. The DUI is just poor judgement but it will be interesing to see if Saban can keep him in line.

  3. blitz4848 says: Dec 25, 2010 3:18 PM

    @ soflatrojan

    Did you mean keep him in a line UP? lol

    This kid was a handful from the get go thus the JUCO route……good luck…….

  4. joerevs300 says: Dec 25, 2010 3:27 PM

    It never ceases to amaze me how human beings continue to drink and drive.

    I once got into an argument with a coworker that once you’ve had one drink, you’re impaired. He then replied that I was full of a certain material.

    I suppose if someone just smoked one “tree” they wouldn’t be under the influence right?

    PLEASE. If you’re had anything to drink, call a cab. Get a friend to take you home. Sleep over. Do anything…but get behind the wheel. Well over 15,000 people are killed every year by drunk drivers and by driving drunk. That’s a whole lot of families who have their lives shattered forever because someone decided to be selfish and irresponsible.

  5. WingT says: Dec 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    Trojan,
    It will be interesting to see how Saban handles this. If anybody can straighten this guy out it will be Saban.

    Blitz,
    You should know a thing or two about line ups. Lots of experience at Florida, right?

  6. bodybaggame says: Dec 25, 2010 5:07 PM

    @joerevs300
    ——————————-
    Amen brother..

  7. tradertrik says: Dec 25, 2010 7:15 PM

    Sounds like a great fit for Alabamastan. If you lived in this third world country of a state you would know what I mean.

  8. burntorangehorn says: Dec 25, 2010 9:58 PM

    It cracks me up that there are actually programs that will accept players who were so dumb they couldn’t qualify out of high school. Seriously, the bar is set pretty low, so if a guy doesn’t qualify, what self-respecting school could accept him?

  9. WingT says: Dec 26, 2010 5:32 AM

    burntorangehorn…you said;
    “…..couldn’t qualify out of high school..”
    What are you talking about? Douglas went to UT his freshman year..

    roll tide

  10. thompgk says: Dec 26, 2010 9:25 AM

    This guy is bad news and always has been. Go read up on him.

  11. polegojim says: Dec 26, 2010 11:37 AM

    Sorry WingT –

    The Crimson Rebellion is on the rise!

    Wasn’t his original letter of intent to play for the Buckeyes?

  12. WingT says: Dec 26, 2010 11:54 AM

    @ polegojim
    LOL…good one.

    Yeah, it looks like Saban signed a wild one, lol. 50 / 50 that he is still on the team at the start of fall camp.

    roll tide

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