Skip to content

Court: dismissed Tide player can leave state for school in Miss.

D.J. Pettway

Last week, D.J. Pettway was one of four Alabama football players dismissed from the program following their arrests in connection to a pair of on-campus robberies last month.

This week, it appears the former Tide defensive lineman is looking to move forward, even as he still has a pair of felonies hanging over his head.

According to, a judge granted Pettway’s request to leave the state of Alabama in order to attend a school in Mississippi.  The order did not state which specific Mississippi school Pettway would be attending.

Pettway, along with fellow former Tide players Brent Calloway and Eddie Williams, have a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 19.  A preliminary hearing for the fourth former player, Tyler Hayes, has not been scheduled.

Pettway, Williams and Hayes were charged with two counts each of felony second-degree robbery three weeks ago, while Calloway was charged with fraudulent use of a credit/debit card related to the incidents. 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 credit/debit card.

All four were indefinitely suspended by head coach Nick Saban Feb. 12, and were barred from the Tuscaloosa campus shortly thereafter.  They were dismissed by Saban last Thursday.

Permalink 5 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Alabama Crimson Tide, Rumor Mill, Southeastern Conference, Top Posts
5 Responses to “Court: dismissed Tide player can leave state for school in Miss.”
  1. rsmeans says: Mar 4, 2013 6:46 PM

    Of course football fans are generally little more than thugs themselves so they have no sympathy for anyone accused of wrong doing. If you study the evidence carefully there is absolutely nothing that should have even led to his dismissal. The only witness against him was the worse of the lot–Williams. This kid along with one other had absolutely no past criminal record of even a misdemeanor much less a felony. But that is the American Criminal Justice system for you.

  2. jack3dsd says: Mar 4, 2013 7:11 PM

    its not hard to stay out of trouble..

  3. seanb20124 says: Mar 4, 2013 8:33 PM

    I would assume he is facing a penitentiary sentence and no school would be interested

  4. fatcamper says: Mar 4, 2013 10:27 PM

    Legal gurus:
    Are football players at a public university entitled to procedural due process before being given the boot?
    If not, will this change if they are given a paycheck from the university (state employee)?

  5. 11thstreetmafia says: Mar 5, 2013 2:38 PM


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!