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Four arrested Tide players no longer with the team

Nick Saban AP

As expected, the Alabama careers of four players arrested in connection to a pair of robberies earlier this month have come to an end.

While the term “dismissed” was not used, head coach Nick Saban confirmed Wednesday that the quartet — running back Brent Calloway, linebacker Tyler Hayes, defensive lineman D.J. Pettway and defensive back Eddie Williams — are “no longer associated with the football program.”  All four players were indefinitely suspended Feb. 12, just a couple of days after their arrests.

Hayes, Pettway and Williams were charged with two counts each of second-degree robbery, with those charges classified as felonies.  Williams was also charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card, one day after he was charged with carrying a pistol without a license in an unrelated incident.

All three were subsequently barred from returning to campus after the attacks on two UA students.

Hayes and Williams admitted to police that they had attacked, beaten and robbed the first victim, while Williams admitted to doing the same to the second victim.  Per police reports, all three of those players banned from campus were present during the course of the robberies, although Pettway has yet to admit being an active participant.

While Calloway did not physically participate in the robberies, he was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card.  That, though was 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.

Williams was a five-star member of the Tide’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 1 athlete in the country by Rivals.com.  Pettway and Hayes were four-star members of UA’s 2011 and 2012 recruiting classes, respectively.

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27 Responses to “Four arrested Tide players no longer with the team”
  1. bobulated says: Feb 27, 2013 1:37 PM

    Saban also later said, “And that’s why we over-sign by the way!”

  2. indywvu says: Feb 27, 2013 1:45 PM

    At least by getting kicked out of school, they can get an earlier start on their professional criminal careers.

  3. jason1214 says: Feb 27, 2013 1:47 PM

    I’ll patiently wait for all those posters who said they would never get booted cause Bama needs them for a big game to admit they were wrong…I know it’ll never happen. RTR

  4. mauldawg says: Feb 27, 2013 1:53 PM

    That’s why you offer grade school kids. Higher ups must have dismissed the players,not NS. He is just another Myer or Kiffen.

  5. bamafan36 says: Feb 27, 2013 1:58 PM

    Can’t wait to see if UGA, AwBarn, UT, or LSU get these kids.

  6. infrno says: Feb 27, 2013 1:59 PM

    @mauldawg – I can’t stand lil Nicky, but your statement shows true ignorance. He has always been strict on his players and he will not tolerate any shit.

  7. bamafan36 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:00 PM

    This is just ONE more difference between Alabama and other major programs. You guys protect these miscreants, while we kick them out!

    RTR

  8. infrno says: Feb 27, 2013 2:02 PM

    @bamafan36 – do you work at being stupid, or is it raw talent? Ever hear of a Heisman finalist nicknamed “The Honey Badger”? Guess where he didn’t play last year even though he didn’t break anything other than TEAM rules?

  9. infrno says: Feb 27, 2013 2:04 PM

    or a top QB recruit (actually recruited by none other than lil Nicky hisself) named Ryan Perriloux? Look at what we’ve had to deal with at that position since kicking him off the team.

  10. cowbulls says: Feb 27, 2013 2:04 PM

    What’s the status of the 2 guys sent home from the National Championship Game? They could be 2 more released on the way to 85?

  11. jason1214 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:11 PM

    @infrno
    You are joking right? you mean the 2nd time the Honey Badger broke team rules, aka pot or the first when he wasn’t booted?

  12. jason1214 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:12 PM

    Boy LSU fans…can you just move on from NS..good lord.

  13. friarjack61 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:15 PM

    Will these athletes now become students, and work for a degree in Law, or Criminology, or will they work in local gangs as academic advisors ?

  14. classyjacklambert says: Feb 27, 2013 2:16 PM

    Wow a lot of sniping and self-righteous preaching from the posters on here. Every program has their problem children and Alabama did the obvious right thing here good job to them.

  15. bamafan36 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:19 PM

    @inferno

    Have you heard of Jordan Jefferson, Tyrann Mathieu, Jarvis Landry, Chris Davenport, and John Johns? I sure have.

    Who is the ignorant one again? Exactly!

  16. bamafan36 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:21 PM

    Tyrann wasn’t removed from the team until after the THIRD time he broke the same rule. Tell me agian how righteous Less Kilometer’s and his staff are….

  17. thraiderskin says: Feb 27, 2013 2:29 PM

    I’m glad this was the outcome. I believe in second chances, but that has its limits. Luckilly, Saban will have all these guys positions filled by middle schoolers, so no worries.

  18. gr3710 says: Feb 27, 2013 2:30 PM

    well now its REALLY a race to see who can get that 8th grader!

  19. thraiderskin says: Feb 27, 2013 2:53 PM

    Its wierd not seeing the SECers blowing each other…

  20. cameron poe says: Feb 27, 2013 3:09 PM

    I love all the signing middle schoolers jokes. Because this practice has not been common in professional (yes professional not college) sports for years, i.e. baseball, soccer, tennis, and golf. Just saying if you are going to cast stones…spread them out.

  21. infrno says: Feb 27, 2013 3:11 PM

    @jason – not joking at all, there happens to be a specific sequence of increasing penalties for breaking team rules. They were followed to the letter. Seriously, how stupid are some of you?

    Most coaches would have just changed their own rules for a player that had that amount of impact on the game.

  22. infrno says: Feb 27, 2013 3:14 PM

    Idiot, Jefferson was suspended half the year for nothing more than a bar fight started by some asshat that was there stalking his own ex-girlfriend.

    And anyone stupid enough to bring Matthieu up as an example of how lenient Les is absolutely must be an Alabama fan. Retard.

  23. bamafan36 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:20 PM

    Anyone that would take up for some no-talent thug (and three of his friends) for assaulting a man in a bar, is the epitome of an idiot! You’re most certainly a faiLSU fan, also noted by your pure jealousy of Nick Saban taking the best job in the country.

    More important than all of this….let’s talk about your family tree resembling a stump!

  24. jason1214 says: Feb 27, 2013 3:33 PM

    @classyjacklambert,
    You are 100% correct but don’t try to tell Big 10 or ND fans that.

  25. amosalanzostagg says: Feb 27, 2013 9:50 PM

    All four are signing with ND.

  26. cowbulls says: Feb 27, 2013 11:42 PM

    Before the LSU fans get too pious, their starting quarterback Zack Mettenberger is a former Georgia player who was dismissed from the team shortly before pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery in the spring of 2010. That was one heck of a plea bargain down from the original charges from the assault on the young women.

  27. mtmk0586 says: Feb 28, 2013 7:20 AM

    5 star thugs. Put them in jail. They earned it.

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