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Alabama freshman DB Tony Brown arrested on Saturday night

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Alabama freshman cornerback Tony Brown, who enrolled in school in January, was arrested on Saturday night on charges of failure to obey and resisting arrest, reported on Sunday.

Bail was set at $1,500.

Brown, a 5-star recruit from Beaumont, Texas, is one of the top prospects in the class of 2014 and also a premier hurdler in track (his 13.38 in the 110-meter high hurdles tied for the top prep time in the nation). At 6-foot-0, 182 pounds, he has the speed and athleticism to be an all-star cornerback for the Tide. He chose Alabama over Texas, Texas A&M and LSU.

It’s not a great start to his career, that’s for sure. And he has yet to face the wrath of Nick Saban, last seen doing the electric slide at a recruit’s house.

UPDATE: Alabama said Saban was aware of the situation and “will handle it appropriately once he has a chance to review all of the information.”

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29 Responses to “Alabama freshman DB Tony Brown arrested on Saturday night”
  1. rabbi187 says: Jan 19, 2014 6:52 PM

    Typical SEC trash. The SEC would add the Mississippi State Penitentiary for a championship…

  2. thefiesty1 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:01 PM

    So that’s the reason he didn’t stay in Texas to play.

  3. mcmccii says: Jan 19, 2014 7:02 PM

    The Alabama implosion is right on schedule.

  4. mauldawg says: Jan 19, 2014 7:13 PM

    Not to worry bama fans NS will have this covered up in no time.

  5. manik56 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:15 PM

    Stupid kid couldn’t stay out of trouble in his first month of college? What a clown. It really isn’t that hard guy.

  6. rolltide510 says: Jan 19, 2014 7:17 PM

    Freshman arrested in January for loud music. I’m thinking he gets life in prison and Alabama cancels the upcoming football season.

    Seriously, some of you folks don’t seem to be putting your superior Big 10 educations to good use.

  7. normtide says: Jan 19, 2014 7:30 PM

    Rabbi, maybe you should read over the arrests for the last year. The SEC doesn’t top the list. I think your not being very kosher about this issue. The kid will be punished, and it won’t come down to a team vote.

    What kind of trash is it when a program covers up rape? Or when an admin uses his power to force student assistants to cone to his motel room? Or the other countries infractions from outside the south?

  8. 35longmiles says: Jan 19, 2014 7:31 PM

    rolltide510 says:
    Seriously, some of you folks don’t seem to be putting your superior Big 10 educations to good use.
    I’m going with inferiority complex ACC guy on this one.

  9. mauldawg says: Jan 19, 2014 7:42 PM

    To rolltide, Just goes to show that you think these kids should be treated special because they go to Alabama. Break the law pay the price. Unless you play for NS. Coach nickie will cover for you. I guess Failure to Obey and resisting arrest is nothing to worry about. NS is Alabama’s answer to TOSUs UM.

  10. goodfieldnohit says: Jan 19, 2014 7:43 PM

    Possibly butthurt Big12 Which is Only 10 Guy as well.

  11. vols84 says: Jan 19, 2014 8:09 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: Confirmed that it was not Saban doing electric slide. The man impersonating Saban had a half smile and was actually taller than those women in the video.

  12. overratedgators says: Jan 19, 2014 8:11 PM

    Re: “butthurt Big12” … Funny. Seemed to me, the only one leaving the Sugar Bowl with an achy sphincter was the Tide.

  13. whydoupost says: Jan 19, 2014 8:26 PM

    And what makes everyone think Nick Saban will “cover this up”? Really?!

  14. kansas531 says: Jan 19, 2014 10:11 PM

    It’s the SEC, he will be punished. He will not be allowed to practice with the team until February 25th.

  15. noleitup says: Jan 19, 2014 10:13 PM

    This aint that big of a deal but if he keeps making dumb decisions it will be. Alabama is stacked at virtually every position so he wouldnt be tough to replace.

  16. uh1973 says: Jan 19, 2014 10:42 PM

    Don’t these guys EVER learn…you recruit guys like this and this is what you get…I’m sure there will be people that will be saying “he’s a great kid, I would never have expected him to do something like this”…Yeah, right. He’s been enabled ever since coaches were aware he could play football or run track. Nine times out of 10 when kids at these big schools get in hot water it’s usually true what happens, but with a school-appointed attorney on speed dial and a jock-sniffing local police force, these things usually get swept under the rug and the kid gets a slap on the hand and 10 hours of community service and 1,000 sprints with the knucklehead strength coach at State U.

  17. bamafan10 says: Jan 20, 2014 12:28 AM

    smiles .. I love to see all the pain out there in the football nation .. It does my heart good to know that bama is the one on top .. sure we are human and have a crack once in awhile .. but let me tell u this .. you guys would not be suffering so much and complaining the way you do if you were not sick and tired of just getting the crap beat out of u .. Bama will do it again this year too .. so accuse, complain, threaten, do what u will but one this is for sure .. you are not going to change the fact that Bama is who they are and they are going to whip up on your arsss when the time comes .. You can be like Oklahoma and say whew dang im glad we got them on a down day thats not gonna happen again .. lmao … so go for it guys keep your crap up .. I love it

  18. louhudson23 says: Jan 20, 2014 4:14 AM

    If you knew something of this young man,you would know that if he was truly in the wrong,the wrath of his parents will be greater than anything his coach can throw at him. He is a well raised ,intelligent young man who would be attending college regardless of his track and football prowess. We just wouldn’t be reading about his unwillingness to turn down his stereo….

  19. packerbadger says: Jan 20, 2014 9:21 AM

    And yet ANOTHER $ECheat player (Alabumpkin…again) ends up in the Local Section of the newspaper……

    Most common phrase from $ECheat “grads”…..
    “Want fries with that?” lol!!!

  20. Deb says: Jan 20, 2014 11:54 AM

    What kind of person takes the name “rabbi” while ranting that every player from a particular region of the country is “trash”? How sad. Bigotry is an ugly thing hatched in simple minds. It doesn’t belong in a teacher’s toolbox.

  21. Deb says: Jan 20, 2014 11:58 AM

    Maybe it’s me, but the article seems a little incomplete. He was arrested on charges of “failure to obey.” Failure to obey what? Should we assume the cops were trying to pull him over for a traffic stop and he failed to obey? Then he resisted being arrested for not being so keen on pulling over? Perhaps he didn’t think he’d done anything to warrant being pulled over. None of that indicates he’s Clyde Barrow.

  22. mogogo1 says: Jan 20, 2014 12:37 PM

    Classes began at Alabama on Jan. 8th…arrested on the 18th. This kid is fast at everything he does!

  23. 8to80texansblog says: Jan 20, 2014 2:30 PM


    He was at a party in apartment complex. A friend of his was arrested. A large group gathered outside as the police were trying to book him. The police told the crowd to disperse several times. Brown apparently yelled obscenities at the cop and when the cop tried to arrest Brown pulled away as they tried to arrest.. thus resisting arrest and the resulting pepper spray.

    While it is stupid…. it’s his first few weeks in college away from his family and with some freedom. Did he make a bad decision… yes. Did anyone get hurt or is there any irreparable damage done…. absolutely not.

  24. mcgillicutty49er says: Jan 20, 2014 2:32 PM

    He was drinking some gin and juice with Kiffen when Johnny Law showed. He couldn’t keep that mouth shut and when he cried out to Kiffen for help…you guessed it…Kiffen had already split.

  25. Deb says: Jan 20, 2014 3:32 PM

    @8to80 …

    Thanks for the info (which should have been included in the article).

    Some things should be common sense … for instance, don’t shout obscenities at people carrying badges and guns. This will not go well for you.

    As you said, bad decision-making by a wet-behind-the-ears kid. Saban can explain the pitfalls of rowdy parties, pissing off cops, and attracting unwelcome media attention. If the lesson takes, that should be the end of it. If he finds himself in trouble again … then it’s a problem.

  26. spoiledbratswhosuck says: Jan 21, 2014 9:31 AM

    Reputation and Integrity mean WINS / LOSES /MONEY to the colleges and NCAA.

    NCAA is a cartel much like OPEC.

  27. dhardy8207 says: Jan 21, 2014 9:36 AM

    My nephew is a Tuscaloosa police officer. Not sure if he was at the scene of this incident but he has said on family occassions that Tuscaloosa police are strict on all incidents that involve student/player incidents because of the university’s request to do so. No one is given preferential treatment just because they are a “player on the team”.

    Strange though that so many on here are spouting off about this arrest, yet predicting a cover up. If it were a cover up or a “sweep it under the rug” mentality then the arrest would have never happened.

  28. dhardy8207 says: Jan 21, 2014 9:40 AM

    8to80texansblog says;

    “While it is stupid…. it’s his first few weeks in college away from his family and with some freedom. Did he make a bad decision… yes. Did anyone get hurt or is there any irreparable damage done…. absolutely not.”


    Precisely.. I thinks some on here either never went off to college, stayed home with momma until age 30 or still presently residing at home..

    It is not uncommon for a youngster to push the boundaries at the first experience of freedom from under their parents watchful eye.

  29. dkhhuey says: Jan 21, 2014 2:33 PM

    College football season is finished factor in that players have time on thier hands and the media with deadlines to make… start hitting the local PD’s arrest/incident reports!

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