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Four Tide players arrested, three on robbery charges

Brent Calloway

For the first time since May of last year, Nick Saban will be forced to deal with an off-field legal issue involving one two three four of his football players.  And, at first blush, it’s not your run-of-the-mill underage drinking citation, either.

While details are scant at the moment,. what’s known is that four reserve Tide football players — running back Brent Calloway (pictured), linebacker Tyler Hayes, defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and defensive back Eddie Williams — were booked by the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department on various charges Monday.

Hayes, Pettway and Williams were charged with second-degree robbery, while Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card.  Williams was also hit with a fraudulent use of a credit/debit card as well.  The individual booking pages for Calloway, Hayes, Pettway and Williams can be viewed HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.


Williams was released on $65,000 bond. Hayes and Pettway were released from jail on $60,000 bond. Calloway was released on $5,000 bond. Jail records indicate that they were arrested around midnight and released between 3 and 5 a.m.

Neither Saban nor the school have commented publicly on the situation.

This is Calloway’s second arrest since coming to the Tide as a five-star recruit in 2011.  In October of that year, he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

All four of the players charged are either true freshmen or redshirt freshmen.

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58 Responses to “Four Tide players arrested, three on robbery charges”
  1. be4bama says: Feb 12, 2013 9:12 AM

    HEADLINE UPDATE…….4 Former Bama players arrested.

  2. cometkazie says: Feb 12, 2013 9:18 AM


  3. classyjacklambert says: Feb 12, 2013 9:20 AM

    This is disgusting. A bunch of kids with everything going for them and it’s still not enough, so they feel they deserve to take other people’s stuff. Just sickens me.

  4. jason1214 says: Feb 12, 2013 9:22 AM

    And Voila` 4 new scholly’s available! RTR

  5. lowtalker says: Feb 12, 2013 9:24 AM

    what was the name of that movie Bert Reynolds was in about the football team at the state pen . . . . these guys can start their own team

  6. mauldawg says: Feb 12, 2013 9:29 AM

    Don’t worry if NS wants them for next year they will be on the team. Charges will be dropped and/or it wasn’t them it was four other guys. I wouldn’t want my son to play for NS. Takes scholie from one player gives to another etc.

  7. be4bama says: Feb 12, 2013 9:30 AM

    Lowtalker you may be on to something. Take the recent thugs from Bama, UT, Florida, and AU I can see the SEC being Champs in prison ball too.

  8. mydixienormus says: Feb 12, 2013 9:32 AM

    Deb will be soooooo disappointed.

  9. be4bama says: Feb 12, 2013 9:33 AM

    Seriously, what a shame. I’ll never understand why these kids feel entitled to other people’s money.

  10. jrillah10 says: Feb 12, 2013 9:35 AM

    mydixienormus says: Feb 12, 2013 9:32 AM

    Deb will be soooooo disappointed.

    Yea, as she stares at her diploma from Mizzou. I can’t imagine how torn she must be.

  11. addict2sport says: Feb 12, 2013 9:37 AM

    Somehow Lane Kiffin is responsible for this lack of control over Bama players.

  12. ttalarico says: Feb 12, 2013 9:40 AM

    OK Bama fans, is this more serious than an imaginary girlfriend?

    Probably not since they are only reserves.

  13. olskool711 says: Feb 12, 2013 9:40 AM

    Deb spin control
    Deb spin control
    Deb spin control

  14. loadofwashmother says: Feb 12, 2013 9:56 AM

    Loll tide!

  15. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 12, 2013 10:06 AM

    Wow just awful. They need to be off the team and gone. I imagine they will be. What a future they threw away, stupid.

  16. badassleroybrown says: Feb 12, 2013 10:06 AM

    OK…let me get this straight

    4Kids whom play for Alabama were arrested on robbery charges

    Meanwhile Alabama makes millions upon millions of dollars off the backs of these kids.

    All is right in the world Roll Tide Roll =D

  17. poopiedumdum says: Feb 12, 2013 10:07 AM

    SEC! SEC! SEC!

    Let the offseason begin!!! UF players smoking pot, Alabama players robbing people, gotta love it!

  18. nolanwiffle says: Feb 12, 2013 10:10 AM

    Ah yes the ol’ college days…..smokin’ dope, packin’ heat, stealin’ credit cards…..I remember them fondly.

    These dudes likely never belonged on a college campus. Roll Tide?

  19. badassleroybrown says: Feb 12, 2013 10:11 AM



    New Reports have come out stating the credit/debit card that was used belonged to a “LENNAY KEKUA” o_O

    Te’o or not Te’o that is the question…. 😀

  20. ttalarico says: Feb 12, 2013 10:11 AM

    Just in! One of the 4 arrested was his second arrest in 2 days. Arrested the day before on a weapons charge!!

    Roll Tide!!

  21. ttalarico says: Feb 12, 2013 10:18 AM

    Where are the Alabama fans now?

    Tongue tied?

    Roll SEC!!

  22. alligatorsnapper says: Feb 12, 2013 10:29 AM

    This is not good news for any school, much less Bama.

    Saban is not going to be happy at all.

    The former player arrested twice in a couple of days, the first on a weapons charge, that is serious.

  23. bamasleeper13 says: Feb 12, 2013 10:34 AM

    Bama fan and I did post a comment. Think anyone will think this is ok? Not

  24. jason1214 says: Feb 12, 2013 10:37 AM

    Oh no…not 4 backups!
    Sorry folks Bama wont miss a beat

  25. snaxdsp says: Feb 12, 2013 10:39 AM

    Deer antler spray and this? Way to go Saban you scumbag

  26. rolltide510 says: Feb 12, 2013 10:41 AM

    Judging by some comments above, I’m guessing Saban tricked these kids into getting arrested to free up scholarships for the next recruiting class?

    I definitely wouldn’t want my boy playing for that mean ‘ol Saban.

  27. tony34343434 says: Feb 12, 2013 10:47 AM

    Roll Dam Criminals, ROLL DAMMMMM!!!!

    this is what big boy football is! hahaha, gets better and better.

  28. LogicalConsideration says: Feb 12, 2013 10:48 AM

    Sad and outrageous. But the idiots who use this as a moment for Saban-bashing reveal their stripes. There aren’t many in college football who run as tight a shop as he does. Don’t get bent out of shape if they aren’t immediately kicked off the team (though they might be). The will certainly be immediately suspended, but kicking them off the team may wait until the legal process moves further along. The one with only the credit card fraud charge wasn’t involved in the assault. So, it’s theoretically possible he could come back in a year or two if it is his first offense. But unlike at some other schools, the other three won’t be suiting again, ever.

  29. vie05ua says: Feb 12, 2013 10:58 AM

    They’ve already been removed from the team. I’d say chances are high for them never rejoining. Now if it was LSU… slap on the wrist, suspended until a game they were needed… HONEY BADGER! Or push criminal allegations from a previous school under the rug… SCAM NEWTON!

    Anyone who thinks a Bama fan or Saban condones this behavior is a fool. Players have been booted by Saban for less. I’d much rather support a IAA team rather than a team that looks past/covers this up.

  30. tide4life says: Feb 12, 2013 11:07 AM

    “Where are the Alabama fans now?

    Tongue tied?”
    Tongue-tied about what? We are simply assuming that they will be kicked to the curb to await contact from Au-barn reps. Meanwhile, we are content to let all the kiddies take their playground shots at Saban.

  31. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Feb 12, 2013 11:16 AM

    My daughter was a cheerleader at Arnold High School where Eddie Williams played football. I am very familiar with this kid. This is no surprise. Not that he was an overtly bad kid, he was just allowed to do whatever he wanted to do — drink, smoke drugs, not practice.

    Huge talent, no doubt. Seemed to have a supportive family. Things like this are the dividends paid by a culture of privilege. When some rules don’t apply, you begin to think that NO rules apply.

    Of course I hope it is all just some kind of misunderstanding–like I said not a bad kid. Unfortunatley this is what happens when the adults who are in charge of preparing you for the future are are too busy exploiting your talents. I’m talking to you, Coach Hale.

  32. materialman80 says: Feb 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    I’m sure Saban will do the right thing, put them off the team.

  33. kiopta1 says: Feb 12, 2013 11:27 AM

    Since Saban oversigns he can just dump these clowns and some lucky kids will get their 85 roster space.

  34. packerbadger says: Feb 12, 2013 12:13 PM

    I see how Alabama/SEC’s great education system prepares them for the real world. Most SEC football player “graduates” with the higher gpa’s will repeat the phrase: “want fries with that?”. Oh, wheres Deb and her holier than thou sanctimonious rants? Maybe these guys can share a cell with the honey badger and Florida dudes and have an all SEC wing in the prison.

  35. Deb says: Feb 12, 2013 12:44 PM

    Oh, packerbadger, I’m right here. Virtually never post before noon. Some of us have work to do. But if you and some of these other nitwits paid attention, you’d know I’ve slammed our players just like I’ve defended players from rival schools.

    I agree completely with classyjacklambert. These kids have been blessed with an incredible opportunity and it boggles the mind that they’d throw it all away on this kind of stupidity. Bama players are as capable of being idiots as any other players.

  36. Deb says: Feb 12, 2013 12:46 PM

    @angelheartsbuckeyes …

    Actually the most shocking thing on this page was learning you have a daughter out of high school. I’ve always thought you were a brainy OSU college co-ed :)

  37. florida727 says: Feb 12, 2013 12:50 PM

    When I quickly glanced at the headline, I thought there were 4 guys arrested and 3 others in trouble for something else. I thought it was a total of SEVEN players. I thought, gee, how ironic… the same number of consecutive national championships won by the SEC. Imagine that. Then I read the story more closely. Oh well…

    Let the SEC hating begin.

    #packerbadger, I see you on these SEC-related stories a lot. Trying to see what it’s like to be tied into a winning program for a change? Yeah, we have to deal with the good and the bad, unlike you. You miss out on the good part, don’t you? You’re pathetic, but keep the trash coming. One word, sport: scoreboard. Remind me again how many national championships that school in Madison, WI, has. Just a fraction less than one, isn’t it?

  38. mediocrebob says: Feb 12, 2013 1:13 PM

    I like that Notre Dame is so important that even in this article, comments are left regarding Te’o. You people are obsessed with Notre Dame. Meanwhile, your players are sitting in jail. Luckily NS is a dirt ball. You’re also lucky for the BS grey shirting.

  39. cometkazie says: Feb 12, 2013 1:20 PM

    Guilty until proven innocent on a blog!

  40. angelheartsbuckeyes says: Feb 12, 2013 1:44 PM

    @ Deb

    Oh, how I long for those days!! Now I am just a 40 yr old proud single momma. My daughter is just a junior in high school tho, so I am not quite out of the woods yet.

  41. kozbee says: Feb 12, 2013 1:50 PM

    There goes a waste of an education but imo Bama is better off getting these 4 away from the rest of the team.Calloway i never cared for being the ship jumper back when he was recruited.Goodluck Bama.

  42. Deb says: Feb 12, 2013 2:21 PM

    @angel …

    Oh dear … teenage girl. That will keep you busy :)

  43. cometkazie says: Feb 12, 2013 2:21 PM

    angelheartsbuckeyes says:
    Feb 12, 2013 1:44 PM
    @ Deb

    Oh, how I long for those days!! Now I am just a 40 yr old proud single momma. My daughter is just a junior in high school tho, so I am not quite out of the woods yet.
    My oldest granddaughter is in grade six.

    I feel your pain! 😉

  44. packerbadger says: Feb 12, 2013 2:22 PM

    I see you on these SEC-related stories a lot. Trying to see what it’s like to be tied into a winning program for a change?
    SEC is more of a win at all costs than the other conferences. If the players down there actually had to do the same academia as the Big 10 and ACC, the SEC wouldn’t be as tough as it is. I bet 3/4 of the players in SEC wouldn’t even be able to get into a Big 10 or ACC school. Its not quite a fair playing field. Since the SEC players really don’t have to take real classes, a more fair comparison would be to the pro’s. That would make Wisconsin’s Packers against Alabama a more fair game. I got $100 on the Packers! Btw, Wisconsin has won many sports national titles with real student athletes! HA!

  45. packerbadger says: Feb 12, 2013 2:30 PM

    One word, sport: scoreboard. Remind me again how many national championships that school in Madison, WI, has. Just a fraction less than one, isn’t it?
    Thanks for reinforcing my point. You just don’t get it, do you? Its ALL about the winning. I never hear you guys talk about the student part of it. Win at all costs. Pretty much sums you up. We have 5 hockey championships and one basketball in addition to many other sports national championships. BUT, we also have one of the top hospital systems, the most advanced weather station in the world, nobel and pulitzer prize recipients, etc. Thats why its called COLLEGE!

  46. Deb says: Feb 12, 2013 4:21 PM

    @packerbadger …

    You choose to ignore it, but many SEC fans have enumerated for you the championships the conference holds in other sports. Florida, Georgia, and Texas A&M are among the highest-ranked public schools in the nation. Alabama ranks first among public universities and fourth among all universities for enrollment of National Merit Scholars for the 2012-2013 school year. Missouri has the oldest school of journalism in the world and is considered the finest undergraduate institution for journalism studies–and it boasts its share of Pulitzer recipients. SEC schools also have many Nobel Prize recipients.

    The reason we aren’t posting about our academic accolades on College Football is because this is a site devoted to College FOOTBALL Talk. That’s the name on the masthead, and that’s the substance of the articles.

    The only reason you are posting about your school’s academic accolades is because you have no FOOTBALL accolades to reference. You make ridiculous speeches about “why it’s called COLLEGE” because you are a disgruntled loser. Or perhaps you are fool enough to believe the thousands of students who’ve graduated from SEC schools and gone on to rewarding careers really cared only for winning football “at all costs.” Never mind that the only cost was recruiting and coaching football players just like your school does … only better.

    What a sad and petty person you are.

  47. packerbadger says: Feb 12, 2013 4:56 PM

    Deb, I only mentioned Wisconsin…..I didn’t mention Northwestern, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, etc. Why do you think Northwestern doesn’t have good athletic programs year after year? AGAIN, the SEC is the LOWEST ranked college football conference in academics. Thats LOWEST ranked COLLEGE football. Most of the SEC players would NEVER get into a Big 10 or ACC conference because they’re too stupid! You must be as well because you keep missing my point! COLLEGE football implies academics go along with it…. notice COLLEGE is in the masthead of COLLEGE FOOTBALL! Theres a really good chance that if you’re 1.2 gpa players could get into a Big 10 school, they’d be there.

  48. packerbadger says: Feb 12, 2013 4:58 PM

    *your, not you’re*

  49. Deb says: Feb 12, 2013 5:37 PM

    @packerbadger …

    Okay … let’s talk one adult to another:

    First, I’ve never denied that–as a whole–the B1G is academically superior to the SEC, although some individual schools within the SEC have better rankings than some individual schools within the B1G.

    Second, while I’ve never checked it, I imagine your football players–as a whole–have higher academic rankings than SEC players … again, depending on the school.

    I disagree that SEC players would be in the B1G if their grades allowed. I attended the best school in the country for my major–and that school happened to be in Big 12 at the time. I had a full tuition ride to Vandy for grad school when cancer intervened. Again, it was the best school for my subject. People chose their institutions for a variety of reasons. If I were a player looking at going pro, I’d choose Bama.

    I’ve known doctors, lawyers, judges from SEC schools who are brilliant professionals with stellar careers. To say they’d have gone to the B1G if they could have is silly. They could have. It’s the same as saying all Wisconsin grads would have gone to Harvard if they could have. Not true. SEC schools have a lot to offer just as B1G schools do.

    Yes, there are kids playing on ALL college football teams who aren’t intellectually strong enough to earn an academic scholarship to those institutions. And that probably happens more often at Alabama than it does at Wisconsin. But I believe that’s okay because right now, the NCAA is the farm system for the NFL. That’s the only way those kids can get to the pros. And kids who are athletically gifted have as much right to pursue their chosen career as kids who are academically gifted. I believe that. Being born into a ghetto and having limited opportunity for decent primary and secondary educations shouldn’t kill their dreams. They work as hard to rise above as athletes as any academic student does.

    SEC schools lag in some respects for many reasons, some historic and economic. They’re catching up–which is why Georgia and Florida are now ranked alongside Ohio State. But it doesn’t mean the people of the region are inherently stupid or that they value athletics over academics. It just means change takes time. The graduation rate of Bama football players has increased significantly since Saban came to the program. Hopefully, that trend will continue.

    I’m not saying all this isn’t valid subject matter. I’m saying it’s not valid subject matter when we’re on a football blog celebrating our national championship. And when all you want to talk about at that moment is how you think you are so much smart than the rest of us, it doesn’t sound as though you’re genuinely concerned for the welfare of our athletes. It sounds as though you’re being a nasty SOB.

  50. seanb20124 says: Feb 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    Who paid the bond on these fools

  51. loadofwashmother says: Feb 12, 2013 7:48 PM

    Usc will welcome them
    They can start next season if lane Kiffin could do that

  52. pipesmokin says: Feb 12, 2013 8:32 PM

    HAHAHA Bama fans only in Tuscalooser.Great recruiting coaches,Saban you sure can recruit the best that can be (those ready for prison).This is surely going to upset the UPDYKES (bammers)

  53. lasseter1113 says: Feb 13, 2013 10:11 AM


    I don’t see Deb on EVERY Wisconsin or Big 10 related article running her mouth like I see you on Alabama/SEC related articles running yours. She is so right, you are petty and sad…

  54. lasseter1113 says: Feb 13, 2013 10:15 AM

    To all the people getting a kick out of this. Have fun while it last. We smile when we win games, you smile when people get arrested. Alabama IS the team you love to hate. Like it or not Alabama is in your head. Will you ever know what it is like to win 3 out of 4 National Championships? Or your conference win 7 IN A ROW? Probably not, but you will always remember the day 4 Alabama players got arrested, lmao, see how pathetic that sounds? So go ahead bash away, at first it made me mad to see the cruel things people were posting then I remembered, “hey, we’re the champs, they’re the jealous little chumps”… once again SCOREBOARD!!! 😉 To all the people posting Roll Tide, you’re damn straight ROLL TIDE ROLL…

  55. ttalarico says: Feb 13, 2013 12:10 PM


    No one will ever hate Alabama as much as they hate Notre Dame!

    Not even close!

    GO IRISH!!

  56. lasseter1113 says: Feb 16, 2013 8:43 AM


    You got me there, people do hate ND a lot but I believe that Alabama has narrowed the gap over the past few years. People hate a successful program and people have been hating on Coach Saban since WAY WAY before anything about grey-shirting or these arrest came out. It’s a shame that we live in an ‘if you can’t beat em, slander em’ society’ but that’s just the way it is unfortunately. Hey but at least you Irish and us Tide do have some common ground we can work with, there is hope yet. But you can have the title of most hated, I HATE all the hate that comes our way, but I will take it because it goes along with winning….

  57. ttalarico says: Feb 16, 2013 10:46 AM


    It is nice to have an intelligent, understanding, and common sense fan on these posts for a change.

    I salute you and all the Alabama fans that I met at the NC game. The vast majority were very cordial to me an others while we were at the game and the week leading up to the big day. Of course, we all have our idiots (as these posts confirm daily) but I hope, that your contact with ND fans were as enjoyable as I found with the Bama fans.

    I do believe that both teams will be back near or at the top next year and for a number of years to come if the “experts” are correct.

    I’m confident that we’ll meet again and give you a better game. You know we still hold a 5-2 edge on you? :)

    Take care and I hope this “non-fb” season doesn’t last too long!

  58. cometkazie says: Feb 16, 2013 2:17 PM

    You two are right. There is a core group here who aren’t mouth breathers.

    I’m told when LSU played OSU, the fans hooked up and did the town together.

    The typical SEC tailgater will invite the opponents to have something to eat and drink.

    Thanks for the comments!

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