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Hearings set for two suspended Tide players

Brent Calloway

Two of the four Alabama players arrested last week in connection to multiple robberies have had hearings in their cases set.

Via the Tuscaloosa News, defensive back Eddie Williams and running back Brent Calloway will have a joint preliminary hearing on March 19 in the Tuscaloosa County District Court. The attorney representing Tide defensive lineman D.J. Pettway also requested a hearing, but that has not yet been scheduled. The attorney representing  linebacker Tyler Hayes did not file any documents.

Pettway, Williams and Hayes were charged with second-degree robbery, while Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card related to the incidents. Details emerging later painted a gruesome picture where the former three players “punched a student’s head and face and kicked him in the ribs and back area” that resulted in the victim sustaining a mild concussion and severe swelling.

Additionally, Williams was arrested in a separate, previous incident for carrying a pistol without a license. He is also facing a charge of fraudulent use of a creidt/debit card.

All four players have been suspended indefinitely, with Hayes, Pettway and Williams also being banned from campus. Calloway, who did not take part in the alleged robberies, was not banned from campus.

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12 Responses to “Hearings set for two suspended Tide players”
  1. thraiderskin says: Feb 19, 2013 1:59 PM

    If I’m Saban, and I’ve truly washed my hands of these guys, I really hope the legal system makes an example out of them and that in-turn sends a message to the rest of the program.

  2. florida727 says: Feb 19, 2013 2:31 PM

    Agree with everything you said except I hope the punishments are severe enough to send a message to ALL college athletes, not just the ones in their program. This sense of entitlement because they can run a 4.3 40, or stuff a ball through a hole 10′ off the ground, or hit a round ball with a round bat squarely, is out of control. Sometimes I think these guys forget they’re getting a six-figure education FOR FREE.

  3. irishdodger says: Feb 19, 2013 3:06 PM

    Saban & Bama have done the obvious which is good. Hopefully the 3 involved in the beating are gone for good & punished appropriately…haven’t they confessed? I don’t know enough about the Callaway situation but if Saban thinks he deserves a 2nd chance at CFB, why not just set him up w/ an FCS program where he can play immediately? That way he’s seen as a disciplinarian & Calloway gets a 2nd chance to finish his collegiate career…assuming the credit card was his only issue.

  4. Deb says: Feb 19, 2013 7:34 PM

    I agree with everyone that they should receive stiff punishments for beating that student and stealing his laptop. But the law will treat them as it would any other offender in this situation, and the punishment might not be as severe as we on the outside think it should be. Just basing that on other sentences for similar offenses. Williams is in the most trouble because of the gun charge, but the laws in Alabama aren’t what they are in New York. Like irishdodger, I expect Calloway will walk away from most of this.

  5. jason1214 says: Feb 19, 2013 9:17 PM

    @irishdodger
    I don’t get why Calloway isn’t banned and this is already his 2nd strike (mary jane). I think all involved are dismissed soon.

  6. irishdodger says: Feb 19, 2013 11:08 PM

    @jason

    I had forgotten about that. Time will tell.

  7. packerbadger says: Feb 20, 2013 8:35 AM

    Its Alabama. In the long run, not much will come out of this and most/all players will be on the team next yr….because winning a football game is the ONLY thing that matters in Alabama; and the ONLY game in town in Alabama!

  8. jason1214 says: Feb 20, 2013 10:52 AM

    @packerbadger
    Sorta like Green Bay…ya know like when Chumura got busted for banging a underage girl. All players involved will get booted, so rant away.

  9. packerbadger says: Feb 20, 2013 2:11 PM

    jason1214:
    Sorta like Green Bay…ya know like when Chumura got busted for banging a underage girl. All players involved will get booted, so rant away.
    =================================

    LMAO!! Chumura was found INNOCENT in a court of law and the little attention seeking b!t** has since recanted her story. You must have “graduated” from an SEC school! I’m guessing you’re a faux “news” watcher as well! LOLOLOLOL!! Thanks yet again for reinforcing the points I’ve been making! Btw, Green Bay is a CITY and Alabama is a STATE. Comparing the STATE of Wisconsin to the STATE of Alabama would be a similar comparison.

  10. jason1214 says: Feb 20, 2013 6:16 PM

    @packerbadger
    No moron…I was making light of your feeble attempt to assert thugs and criminals only reside on the roster of University of Alabama, and that they somehow will play this season according to you. If you think the Packers and Badgers are all saint like…you are delusional.

  11. packerbadger says: Feb 21, 2013 8:51 AM

    Lets put it this way. The Badgers and Packers don’t seem to have NEAR the problems you guys do. Our players are much smarter and much more educated than yours; therefore, they tend to get in less trouble.

  12. mtmk0586 says: Feb 22, 2013 9:11 PM

    Satan will buy 2 of them out of trouble

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