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Tide DT Jarran Reed arrested on DUI charge

Jarran Reed

Apparently, one member of the Alabama Crimson Tide had too good of a weekend.  Or Mark Richt has lost control of Nick Saban‘s squad.  One of the two.

Regardless, is reporting that Jarran Reed was arrested very early Sunday morning and charged with driving under the influence.  What preceded the traffic stop that led to the charge has yet to be released.

According to the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office website, Reed was released on a $1,000 bond.

Earlier this offseason, the defensive tackle transferred to the Tide from the JUCO ranks.  If Reed is suspended or misses any games, it could have an impact on the Tide’s defensive line rotation as the website wrote that “[h]e worked significant time with the first team throughout spring practices.”

Reed was a three-star recruit coming out of East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Miss.

This is the second time in a week or so that a Tide player has dipped his toes in legal hot waters.  The day after the Fourth of July, running back Kenyan Drake was charged with obstructing government operations.

(Mugshot credit: Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office)

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16 Responses to “Tide DT Jarran Reed arrested on DUI charge”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Jul 13, 2014 11:49 AM

    Well this will not go over well with Saban…

  2. jrs45 says: Jul 13, 2014 12:16 PM

    Happens at a lot of universities now a days.

  3. brianincbus says: Jul 13, 2014 12:35 PM

    I’m sure with strict standards of Bama he’ll be suspended for the first two minutes against Southwest Alabama State.

  4. barkleyblows says: Jul 13, 2014 2:56 PM

    He’ll be suspended for About 2 minutes in the first quarter. And that’s being generous.

    Stay classy Alabama and SECheat!!!

  5. ducksk says: Jul 13, 2014 4:06 PM

    Roll tide. Roll

  6. Deb says: Jul 13, 2014 4:08 PM

    It’s always amusing when blowhards react to something like this by spouting off about suspensions and conferences. Driving under the influence is serious because it endangers the public. So I hope the law and/or his coaches do what’s necessary to ensure Reed doesn’t jeopardize himself or anyone else in the future. But DUIs happen with players in every conference and people in all walks of life. Only an idiot would pretend it’s some sort of conference-centric thing.

  7. ducksk says: Jul 13, 2014 4:17 PM

    Deb would like if he were just rolling on high on weed. Roll tide, face it, its the only thing in alabammy you have to cheer for. Must suck. Neil Young was right.

  8. dhardy8207 says: Jul 13, 2014 5:01 PM

    duckst says;

    “Deb would like if he were just rolling on high on weed. Roll tide, face it, its the only thing in alabammy you have to cheer for. Must suck. Neil Young was right.”


    Ok “Old Timer”…. I have mad respect for my elders, but you my friend are stalking Deb’s post just to continue an argument from another thread. Let me ask you, have you ever been to Alabama? I’m going to assume not because your post is stereotypical of someone who obviously has not a clue of the inaccuracy of your above statement.

    Secondly, I though an elder gentleman would have more couth and respect for a lady. It doesn’t matter her social class, race, or where she hales from. She posted her opinion as we all do. If you don’t agree, move on. Why keep coming back and repeatedly handing out insults and launching innuendos just because her opinion differs from yours.

    Adults can debate without trying to demean, belittle or just flat out be hateful to each other. The method of which you are launching insults at her makes you look like the ignorant and uneducated one here. Since your obviously not from BAMA try and be above that so you know you can be an example to us “Alabammy hicks”…

  9. ducksk says: Jul 13, 2014 6:11 PM

    Dhardy. Well said. I am a older man, that said. I have worked with and been friends with every, race, gender, religious belief etc. I am on the conservative side, but tolerant. Most of the time. And yes, I have been to Bama many times. When student athletes earn a scholarship, they must obey the rules. Period. We all screw up and make bad decisions. But consequences of those actions affecting public institutions, and scholarships separates this in the debate. I could care less who puffs on weed. If it breaks the rules, your choice. As for DUIs 10,000s of thousands busted for that too….and those who break that law are subject to those consequences. I’m glad he didn’t kill or injure himself and others. Now, own it, learn from it and make better decisions forward. Take the pain. You push the stupid button, you suffer the consequences. You fail my company’s drug test, or get a DUI, you are too much of a risk. There are plenty of folks that didn’t risk it. I think deb can stand up for herself. PFT has turned into a crime blog of late.

  10. dhardy8207 says: Jul 13, 2014 6:59 PM


    Thank you for remaining civil and I’ve known Deb on CFT for awhile and well aware of how capable she is of standing up for herself.

    I too think youngsters need to be taught to obey the rules and should sustain a punishment when they don’t. But here’s the thing, this just happened less than 24 hours ago so coaches, parents and other levels of authority haven’t had a chance to respond and decide how to hand out punishment. “WE” (speaking of all posters including myself) often jump to calling these young man “losers, drug heads, criminals for things that we’ve all done but just were fortunate enough not to get caught or when we did it wasn’t posted on a national blog.

    Yes they are student athletes on scholarship and need to do a better job of representing themselves and their university. I haven’t forgotten how “free” I felt when I first left home and went to college. If everything I tried at that age was broadcast to the world my mom and dad would have beat me within an inch of my life. Even though I new better there was always that temptation to “try” things and test the waters so to speak. I have raised 3, 2 boys and one girl. My eldest son got pulled over at 1:00 am after leaving a buddy’s house where he and two friends split a 6 pack of beer. He wasn’t intoxicated and blew less than 0.02, but it was the fact that he was 18 and the officer detected alcohol when he leaned down to hand my son his license. Needless to say I got a call at 3:30 am and he was as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs, could barely talk to where I could hear him tell me where he was.

    The deputies really scared the hell out of him and I was thankful for that. He was a great student had graduated from high school and was just “testing the waters” and got caught. Needless to say he worked 7 days a week for months to pay off almost $1000.00 in court cost and fines, $600.00 back to me for the attorney and the impound fee.

    My point is this happens to youngsters all the time, its a learning curve. Lets hope he learned/learns his lesson….

  11. dhardy8207 says: Jul 13, 2014 7:01 PM

    ***TYPO** I knew better*** got clean this keyboard…

  12. Deb says: Jul 13, 2014 9:22 PM

    @dhardy8207 …

    Thank you. I started posting on PFT before it was moderated and had to defend myself against bullies lashing out with unbelievably sadistic and sometimes violent comments. But even though I learned to handle myself, the support is very much appreciated.

    I strongly agree with you that actions should have consequences. My parents believed in the old child-rearing strategies of belts and switches. We knew where the lines were drawn. I favor legalizing marijuana simply because its criminalization has overloaded our justice system, making it more difficult to prosecute and house violent offenders. As a society, we have to prioritize, and my priority is those who are a danger to the rest of us. And pot is a more benign substance than alcohol, which frequently plays a role in violent crime. But I don’t use either.

    As for football players, yes, I’d like to see them be more respectful of their scholarships and opportunities. And of course, they should face the consequences of their actions. My only argument in any of these situations has been that no athlete should be held to a higher standard than the public at large just because he plays football.

    Thanks again :)

  13. ducksk says: Jul 13, 2014 10:46 PM

    Have you ever known, or been close with anyone in a big time D1 sports program? Well I have and do. These student athletes live large. Very large. Gear, housing, food, training etc and fee tuition. They are different from any student because of that fact. The pressure to win, never ends on the AD, coaches and athletes. The NCAA is a farce, it is time to bring across the board change and oversight. Problems with academics, crime, scandal and corruption is the rule of day. I know many young athletes that work hard every day that possess great character that will never be given the chance. Yes,,young people make mistakes, I made many. But when is enough enough? They should be held to a much higher standard and expectation, they are there on an athletic scholarship for crying out loud. Getting tossed from a Di program, heading to juco and headed right back is nuts. If you get tossed from a D1 program your done. Pay your own way back or bye bye.

  14. threetidefansdoccrimson says: Jul 14, 2014 12:13 AM

    Hope Neil Young will remember a southern man don’t need him around anyhow.
    Roll Tide, Freebird!!

  15. dhardy8207 says: Jul 14, 2014 10:31 AM


    LOL…. I so thought of posting that in my reply to duckst but didn’t want to push him over the edge. I really do try and respect the elders and everyone else here, I was not wanting to come across as a complete smartass to him…

    Thanks for the reference of Freebird….

  16. shoe23 says: Jul 14, 2014 7:50 PM

    What? A SEC guy in trouble with the law? A player of the great Saban? This has to be a hoax???

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