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Report: Tide LB Dillon Lee charged with drunk driving

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For the second time this month, an Alabama football player has found himself stepping into legal hot water… and Nick Saban‘s doghouse to boot.

The latest to run afoul of the law is linebacker Dillon Lee, who according to TideSports.com was arrested Thursday by the Tuscaloosa Police Department on a charge of driving under the influence.  No details of what led to the initial traffic stop were released.

I don’t have all of the details at this point and will handle it appropriately once I’ve had a chance to review all of the information,” Saban said in a statement obtained by al.com.

Lee is one of the favorites to land a starting job coming out of spring practice and into the summer, although what if any impact this incident will have on the competition is unclear.  Last year, Lee, a four-star member of the Tide’s 2012 recruiting class, played in all 13 games for the Tide.

Earlier this month, it was reported that running back Alex Tenpenny was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance (weed).

UPDATED 4:49 p.m. ET: Courtesy of al.com, here are a couple of details of what led to Lee’s arrest and charge.

At approximately 2 a.m., Tuscaloosa Police responded to the scene of a minor accident with no injuries in the 800 block of 31st street after it was reported one of the drivers was intoxicated. Officers found cause to charge Lee with driving under the influence.

Lee was transported to Tuscaloosa County Jail and was released after he sobered up and paid a $1,000 bond.

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11 Responses to “Report: Tide LB Dillon Lee charged with drunk driving”
  1. ttalarico says: Apr 10, 2014 4:22 PM

    So what else is new/
    It’s Alabama!
    Role Tide??

  2. nashvolian says: Apr 10, 2014 4:36 PM

    Parole Tide!!!

  3. sportsfaninyyc says: Apr 10, 2014 7:22 PM

    They can just plug in a player at any position and win, the team is that deep.

  4. jrs45 says: Apr 10, 2014 9:32 PM

    Parole Tide lmao! Now that’s a good one!

  5. onlyoneleft says: Apr 10, 2014 11:47 PM

    The SEC is in the headlines every day. LMAO>

  6. normtide says: Apr 11, 2014 9:55 AM

    The SEC is the only one you notice.

    College kid drinking, not an issue. Driving drunk, a huge issue. Something has to be done here.

  7. dhardy8207 says: Apr 11, 2014 10:44 AM

    @ Normtide:

    Driving drunk and involved in an accident HUGE ISSUE…

    New Years Eve a nineteen year old who was not a student at UA, caused an accident on McFarland BLVD near the campus that killed 2 people. He was charged with vehicular homicide, I believe because he tried to leave the scene on foot…

    You also know that “onlyoneleft” (thank GOD for that) is a troll. He/She only post when its an issue that negatively reflects on BAMA or the SEC. I think he must be derekgorgonstar under another name or his brother…

  8. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Apr 11, 2014 11:53 AM

    Good thing the guy had a thousand bucks on him to pay bond. I remember when I was in college I always had an extra grand or so on me just in case! I guess its fair in this case to say god bless the boosters!

  9. normtide says: Apr 11, 2014 12:38 PM

    Wvuwish- I totally get your point. And, I’m not the kind to give anyone a pass just because they attend my favorite college. I find that disgusting. But, I do want to make a point.

    No, neither I nor any of my friends would have a grand on them at that age. But, times have changed from then. When I was in my late teens, I didn’t know anyone my age with a new car. Granted, I grew up in no where Alabama, but the economy was better than it is now. Now days, juniors in HS have not only new cars, but pricy ones. I saw a kid buying his lunch with a credit card the other day. When we were kids, in guessing your some where near my age, parents didn’t spend money like that on kids. Today they do. I didn’t even get $ for good grades, I got the belt if I didn’t. There are kids in my son’s HS walking around with 6 or 7 hundred $ in their pockets. Mine don’t, I don’t see any sense in it. So, while you do make a great point, I don’t think him having money is such a strange thing by today’s standards.

    Again with the main point, dui is very serious. Should it ruin this kid’s life? No. It should put him in a position to get help and have to earn his way back. And for the record, Bama is way deep at LB. A couple of five star guys who haven’t even made it on the field yet. But football has nothing to do with getting this young man right, and making better decisions.

  10. dhardy8207 says: Apr 11, 2014 12:48 PM

    iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says:
    Apr 11, 2014 11:53 AM

    “Good thing the guy had a thousand bucks on him to pay bond. I remember when I was in college I always had an extra grand or so on me just in case! I guess its fair in this case to say god bless the boosters!”

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    I know you hate BAMA, its quite obvious how you never post anything but derogatory comments. There are these people called bail bondsman. Just to let you in on how it works, you pay a percentage of what the total bond is and they get you out of jail. This is a transaction that can be performed long distance by using a telephone, fax machine and wire transfer services. I say this to broaden your thoughts if possible, that just maybe his parents or a family member assisted him in this manner….

  11. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Apr 11, 2014 4:06 PM

    If these athletes are going to bed hungry, how are they getting drunk?

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